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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NOKKOI/K NKHKASKA. KH1DAY NOVKMBKH : \ 1011.
IN HIS BODY
ENOUGH ARSENIC TO KILL A MAN
IN CHICAGO CASE.
MRS. VERMILYA 18 ARRESTED
Followlno the Finding of Arsenic In
Viscera of Policeman Arthur Bison ,
ctte , the Widow Who May Have
Murdered Others , IB Locked Up.
Chicago , Nov. 3. Prof. Walter
Jlulnos of Rush college reported to
t'oronor Hoffman today that ho had
found abundant antonlc in Policeman
Arthur BlHont'tte's liver to cause
After the announcement that Bisoi.
ctto's death was caused by poison
Chief of Police McWeeny prepared to
Hwoar out a warrant for Mrs. Louis
Vonnllya , charging her with the mur
der of Arthur lllsonetto and Richard
T. Smith , an Illinois Central conduc
tor , who died mysteriously whllo a
roomer at Mrs. Vermtlya'u home.
Dispatches from Peorla quoted
Thomas II. Brulngton , brother-in-law
.of Richard T. Smith , as saying that
Smith had taken out life Insurance
tor $3,000 , making Mrs. Vermilya his
May Bo Record Breaker.
The first thread In a poison mystery
that the police say Is likely to reveal
a series of murders more wilful and
cold blooded than any in police his
tory here , was unraveled today with
the announcement that BIsonetto had
l > ecn poisoned.
Blsonotto died suddenly a week
ago after becoming 111 at the home of
the widow , Mrs. Louise Vermilya , with
whom ho boarded. The examination
of his viscera showed arsenic In more
than sufficient quantity to cause
Eight Other Deaths.
With police Investigation of Bison-
ctto's deatli was revealed a series of
eight other deaths within the last few
years of persons related to or closely
associated with Mrs. Vermilya. Smith
died a year ago whllo a boarder at
her homo. Mrs. Vermilya for the last
.few days has been under close police
guard at her home. According to
plans she will bo taken at once to a
police station although * her physicians
declare she Is seriously 111.
Other deaths were :
Fred Brlnkamp , first husband of
Mrs. Vormllya , left $5,000 to the
TOV. ) :
Charles Vermilya , second husband ,
died two years ago , leaving $2,000.
Frank Brlnkamp , son by first mar
riage , died a year ago , leaving his
Harry J. Vermilya , stepson , died a
; ycnr ago after a quarrel with his
stepmother over the sale of a house.
Lillian Brlnkamp , granddaughter of
'Fred Brlnkamp , died In 1900 at the
home of Mrs. Vermilya.
Richard T. Smith , died a year ago ,
whllo rooming at her home , reported
to have loft her $2,000 In Ufa insurance -
-anco and believed by some to be her
Cora Brlnkamp , daughter , died
-when 8 years old , at former homo ,
Harrington , 111.
Florence Brlnkamp , daughter , died
nt 4 years of age , nt Harrington.
The decision to arrest Mrs. Ver-
mllya was made after a conference
ly ) the examining doctors , Coroner
Hoffman , Chief of Police McWeeny ,
State's Attorney Wayman and other
officers. Previous to the examination
Coroner Hoffman had declared ho
would cause to bo exhumed the bod--
les of at least part of the others'
io see if arsenic could bo found.
Her Stories Suspicious.
When first examined after Bison-
otto's death , Mrs. Vormllya declared
the policeman was engaged to marry
her. This was disproved by the dis
covery of his will , made only a short
lime before , leaving all his property ,
amounting to about $1,500 , to his fi
ancee , Miss Rivard of Minnesota.
Other statements made by her were
also proved to bo untrue , and Capt.
'Harding , while unwilling to arrest
her Immediately , placed her under
surveillance. She then became seriously -
ously 111 , suffering from convulsions
and appearing to bo In almost the
same condition that marked Smith's
and Blsonette's deaths.
An extra guard was placed over her
and nurses have been kept at her side
Corpses Charm Her.
Last night she asked permission to
call her lawyer and make a will. A
doctor was then called who announced
that she was suffering from pneu
monia. Reports from Peorla , 111. ,
where Mrs. Vermilya formerly had
lived , Indicated that the dead bodies
had possessed a morbid fascination
for hor. Hazel Brinkamp , divorced
Tvifo of Frank Brlnkamp , added furth
er suspicion against Mrs. Vermilya ,
who told the police that Brlnkamp
Tmil feared a violent death and that
there had been an agreement with
his wife that whichever died first the
survivor would Investigate the cause
CORNHUSKERS OFF TO AMES
Nebraska Football Squad , Twenty.
One Strong , Leaves for Iowa.
Lincoln. Nov. 3. The Cornhusker
football squad , twenty-one strong ,
> with coaches , trainers and rubbers ,
\ - left this afternoon for Ames , Ja. ,
where they will play the Iowa State
V college tomorrow. Before leaving ,
-Coach Stciluu announced that all hU
CONDITION OFJIIE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours ,
Forecast for Nebraska.
Chicago , Nov. 3. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
thu forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day ; warmer tonight.
men were In good condition except
Racely , whom ho does not expect to
use , although he Is being taken on the
Several changes in the lineup from
that used In previous contests will be
made at the start or during the pro
gress of the game. One of these Is
the Interchange of Hornberger and
1211'ott ' , the former taking left guard
the latter center. The Cornhusk-
xpect to win by a fair margin.
BOTH SERVING LIFE TERMS IN
THE POLICE DEMANDED VICTIMS
The Judge Who Tried the Case Now
is Convinced That Evidence Was
Suppressed by the Police In Order ,
to Get Convictions in the Case.
Chicago , Nov. 3. Two men have
served seventeen years of life sen-1'
tences for murders of which they
wore Innocent , and still are In the
Illinois state prison , sacrifices to po
lice desire "to got a conviction , " ac
cording to the belief of former Judge
Henry Freeman , who sentenced them ,
and to testimony of several police
The men are Charles Kaurth and
Thomas McNally , sentenced for the
murders of Patrick and Peter Prunty.
Former Judge Freeman today began
active steps to obtain pardons for
them. The testimony of Police Capt.
John M. llaynes and Patrolman Aug
ust Webnr before the pardon board
indicated that the police suppressed
evidence at the demand of Chief Jo
Capt. llaynes said ho was repri
manded for expressing a belief in the
InnocL'iK'u of the men , .
"I was called down , " he said , " 'and
I asked the chief If he wanted me to
swear to a He. 'No , ' he said , 'but wo
don't want these wrangles. ' "
"I think the evidence which pro
cured their conviction was created
by the police and was not truthful
though I didn't dream of It at the
time , " said former Judge Freeman.
DODGERS NEAR COAST GOAL
| Aviator Expects to Reach Pacific
Ocean Without Another Stop.
Yuma , Ariz. , Nov. 3. Aviator Rod-
; ers passed over Yuma at 8:25 :
o'clock this morning flying high and
fast. Apparently , ho Intends to try
to make his coast goal without an
other stop , although the distance to
the Los Angeles Valley , where he
spent the night , Is 317 miles. The
exact tlmo Rodgers left Stoval is not
known but ho passed over Mohawk
Valley , seven miles west of Siding and
sixty miles east of here at 7:32 : a. in.
The special train which carried a
- supply of gasoline to the aviator from
hero last night was expected to return
this morning , bringing his median
iclans , who will continue on to White
water , Cal. , 200 miles from Los An
goles. Up to this point Rodgers has
covered 3,9015 miles since he left
Sheepshead Bay In actual tlmo of 77
hours 13 minutes. These figures give
an average of 51.75 miles an hour.
Imperial Junction , Cal. , Nov. 3.
Rodgers landed here , sixty-six miles
from Yuma , at 11 a. m. Ho will pro
ceed this afternoon.
Snow at Sioux City.
Sioux City , la. , Nov. 3. The cold
wnvo still covers this section. Early
today the temperature was 18 above ,
with fine snow falling.
EXPECTS THREE CANDIDATES
Champ Clark Says Taft and La Fol-
lette Will Both Be Named.
Fremont , Neb. , Nov. 3. That the
republican party would have two can
didates for president in 1912 was the
statement made by Speaker Champ
Clark while In Fremont yesterday. He
declared that in his opinion Presl
dent Taft would be renomlnated and
that the Insurgent republicans would
split away from the Taft end of the
party and nominate La Follette.
McNamara Case Drags.
Los Angeles , Cal. , Nov. 3. Within
striking distance of receiving a panel
of talesmen against whom the defense
and prosecution both planned to direct
a first broadside of peremptory dial
lenges , the McNomara trial went list
lessly forward today. Notwlthstand
ing only two talesmen were required
to bo passed for cause by both sides
before the first batch of peremptory
challenges would be announced , Inter
est of counsel with the opening o
court today centered on reports froir
Indianapolis an to the admlssiblllty o
certain evidence desired from that city
by the prosecution here.
CHINESE REVOLUTIONISTS TAKE
WANT CHANGE IN ALL COSTUMES
Chinese National Assembly Demands
Change of Oriental Dress , Abolition
of the Queue , Abolition of Pension
List for Mnnchus , Etc.
Pekln , Nov. 3. The national as
sembly today completed a draft of
the basis on which It proposes to con
struct the new constitution of China.
It was submitted to the throne and
accepted Immediately. The tentative
plan provides for the perpetuity of
the MuiK'liu dynasty but the power
of the emperor is closely restricted
by the constitution , which Is to be
written by the national assembly and
subject to an amendment by parlia
ment. The imperial princes remain
Ineligible to the office of premier ,
member of the cabinet and adminls-
tj-ators of the provinces.
Shanghai , Nov. 3. The arsenal and
the native city of Shanghai were
taken overby the revolutionists late
this afternoon. No rcolotanco was of
fered by the authorities or such that
remain loyal. It Is expected that Wu
Sung , at the mouth of the Wu Sung ,
ten miles north of Shanghai , and the
up-river forts will fall tonight. It is
confidently believed that Nankin and
Chlng Klang will be captured by the
Some of the foreign warships landed
marines ' in this city before the rebels
took possession. Foreign volunteers
were called out and have taken every
precaution to protect the concessions.
It is reported that the rebels at Chu
Chlng have seized the British tugboat
It became evident today that the
rebels are preparing to assume con
trol of the city in a short time , but
It Is not thought they will occupy the
arsenal without a fight. As the day
progressed the revolutionary flag was
hoisted over all the buildings in the
vicinity of the arsenal , and thousands
wearing on their arms the white bandj
Insigna of the constitutionalists , gath
ered in the street.
Tlie police and native soldiers made
no attempt to Interfere with the in
surgents. The Taotal , realizing the in
evitable , caused notices to be posted ,
stating that the native city might be
taken over by the i evolutionists to
night , and expressing the hope that
the public would not be thrown into a
panic and that the shops selling food
should not be closed except at the
Soldiers Make No Fight.
At 5:30 : o'clock all telephone and
telegraph communication with the ar
senal was cut off. The rebel throng
grew to great proportions and a num
ber of shots were fired by the gov
ernment forces In the direction of the
mob , but these were without effect.
It was plain the Chinese soldiers , the
police and native volunteers were all
in sympathy with the revolutionists.
At this point the Taotal fled and the
arsenal and native city quietly capitu
lated. The revolutionary leaders here
have telegraphed Gen. Li Yuen Hcng ,
the head of the rebel movement , ad
vising him to cease hostilities pending
developments In Pekin. Their message
is being forwarded to Gen. Li from
Wu Hu by a special dispatch boat.
Complaints reached this city today
that the rebels holding the forts be
low Klu Kiang have been firing In
discriminately at steamers passing
that city in the night time. The latest
advices from Hankow give assurance
that the foreign concessions are safe
and have not been seriously disturbed
by the rioting In the native city.
The province of Yun Nan on the
southwestern frontlerof China has de
clared Its independence , according to
reports received hero today.
Yun Nan , which fronts on Thibet
and Burma , Is known as the Switzer
land of China , and has an area of
nearly 150,000 square miles and a
population estimated at 12,000,000. It
contains China's richest mineral de
posits and boundless stores of anthra
cite coal. Agriculture and stock rais
ing are extensively carried on , and
the province produces some of the
best grades of tea. It was the prin
cipal scene of the great Mohammedan
outbreak , which lasted for sixteen
years and was suppressed In 1872.
Want Customs Changed ,
London , Nov. 3. The Pekln corre
spondent of the Times says the na
tional assembly , which Is acting as a
restraining Influence upon the mili
tary , Is for the removal of all Man-
chus , the dlsbandment of nil Manchu
corps throughout the empire , aboli
tion of the Manchu pension list on
one year's notice , abolition of eu
nuchs and the discarding of the queue
and distinctive Manchu dress.
Finally , the assembly aspires to
abolish all customs , laws and regula
tions which are incompatible with a
constitution on the British model.
Browne Is On Stand.
Chicago , Nov. 3. Lee O'Neill
Hrowne , democratic minority leader
In the Illinois .legislature that elected
Senator Lorlmor , was brought to his
testimony before the senatorial conv
initteo today. Browne yesterday
hoard witnesses testify concerning his
alleged activities In connection with
LIFE'S ' DISAPPOINTMENTS
( Copyright. 1911. )
HIS TRIP HAS BEEN LONGEST
EVER BY A PRESIDENT.
SWING COVERS 13,436 MILES
The President Has Spoken in Twenty
States and Passed Through Twenty-
seven of Them Made 305 Speeches.
5,000,000 People Saw Him.
Hot Springs , Va. , Nov. 3. President
Taft brought the second leg of his
tour of the country to a halt here to
day. Mr. Taft expects * > enjoy a rest
in Hot Springs until Monday.
According to the official figures of
the "swing around the circle , " kept
under the direction of Secretary
Hilles , the trip has been the longest
ever taken by a president. In going
from Beverly , Mass. , to Hot Springs
and Seattle by way of San Francisco ,
Los Angeles and a few hundred other
cities , Mr. Taft has traveled 13,430
miles , beating his own previous rec
ord by about 500 miles. Before he
returns to Washington for the winter
the president will visit Ohio , Ken
tucky and Tennessee , and will add
. 1,834 miles to the record. Mr. Hilles'
"swing" figures show that Mr. Taft
passed through twenty-six states and
made speeches In twenty of them.
The governor of each state ho en
tered gave him a welcome , and Gov.
Colqultt of Texas , a state which was
not visited , met him In Kansas. United
States senators to the number of
twenty-seven met the president at va
rious times. Six of these senators
were democrats and seven were ac
knowledged "insurgents. "
About a dozen senators pledged
their support to the arbitration trea
ties on the trip. Seventy-seven mem
bers of the house were on the recep
tion committees or welcomed Mr. Taft
on his car.
The president has been "on the
road" forty-eight days since ho left
Beverly and started west. In that
time his train stopped at 205 cities ,
towns and villages. Ho made 30G
speeches of all sorts and length , and ,
according to Mr. Hlllo's record , ho
spoke to more than 1,500,000 persons ,
while almost 5,000,000 caught a
glimpse of the chief executive. Chicago
cage heard him speak eleven times ,
Los Angeles ten times and St. Louis
six times. Many cities got but one ad
dress , and at other points it was only
a "good morning and good-bye" from
the car platform.
HOW TO IMPROVE THE CHILD.
Third Child Welfare Exhibit Has
Opened in Kansas City.
Kansas City , Mo. , Nov. 3. With
the purpose of presenting the case
of the child versus disease and crime
so graphically that it cannot bo mis
understood , the third Child Welfare
exhibit ever held In the United States
began hero today to continue for
The exhibits consist of motion pic
tures , statistics , clinics and other
things that best present every angle
from which the life and condition of
the child may bo Improved. Special
attention was given to the welfare of
children in the congested districts of
the large cities. Ventilation , sanita
tion , pure food and public play
grounds were among the subjects
Leading dentists of the city gave
mothers practical lessons In the care
of their children's teeth , and oculists
showed how children's eyes should bo
! cared for.
CONFLAGRATION BREAKS OUT
IN BUSINESS SECTION OF
London , Ont , Nov. 3. A conflagra
tion which threatens the city , broke
out in the business section this morn
. ZEE m
LOUISIANA WOMAN NOT ACQUITTED -
TED OF MURDER ON UNWRITTEN -
Opeliusas , La. , Nov. 3. Mistrial
was recorded in the case of Mrs. 55ee
Runge McRee , accused of the murder
of Allan Garland , the young Tulane
student. The jury , which had been
out since noon yesterday , reported
this morning it could not agree. Mrs.
McRee had expected a speedy acquit
tal on her declaration that she shot
young Garland "in defense of her
Wisconsin University Freshmen Re
quired to Practice It.
Madison , Wls. , Nov. 3. Compulsory
football practice by freshmen of the
University of Wisconsin is the new
order of things in athletics at this
institution of learning. Moreover , it
is said to be something entirely new
in the history of the game.
A. M. Armstrong Suicides.
Tucson , Ariz. , Nov. 3. A. M. Arm
strong , a wealthy merchant here , com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the head. Mr. Armstrong
came here several years ago from
Cedar Rapids , la. , and was interested
in the string of Armstrong stores In
Iowa and Nebraska. He is a nephew
of Mayor Armstrong of Lincoln , Neb.
Lincoln , Nov. 3. In the absence of
details of the affair , A. II. Armstrong ,
mayor of Lincoln , was unwilling to
discuss the sulcido of his nephew at
Tucson , Ariz. , and the probable causes
leading to the act. Mayor Armstrong
is the head of the Lincoln store In the
chain owned by himself and relatives.
The Armstrongs are prominent so
cially and in a business way in Ne
braska and Iowa.
No Clew to Assailant.
Mount Pleasant , la. , Nov. 3. The
passing of three days since the mys
terious assault on Mrs. B. B. Jordan
hero finds little progress toward a so
lution. The victim roused from her
coma sufficiently to repeat the names
of the members of the family , but
nothing was spoken which would glvo
the officers a clew. Police are searchIng -
Ing for a missing hall bat , the weapon
which may have been used In the as
sault on Mrs. Jordan. The Investi
gation Is practically at a standstill ,
and the police state that they can do
little towards solving the mystery un
til the victim has regained conscious
ness sufficient to glvo a description
of her assailants.
An American Kidnaped ,
Mexico , Nov. 3. Unable to comply
with the demands of a band of Za- ;
patlstas for money , II. L. Hall , an !
American , the owner of the largo
hotel Cuornavaca and well known 1
throughout the republic , was kidnap-
I oil , according to news reaching the
capital. Mr. Hall was nt n point near
C'utalln. that stnto , when surrounded
i by the outlaws. Federal troops Jiavo
been sent out to rescue him. ! '
THAT MANY FATALITIES THUS
FAR FOR 1911 SEASON.
SOME STATES OVERCOME THIS
In Those Commonwealths Where the
Shooting of Docs Is Forbidden , a
Hunter Will Pause a Second Before
Shooting , Thus Saving Human Life.
Washington , Nov. 3. The so-called
"list of immortals" of the United
States bureau of surgery In the ros
ter kept by that bureau of all hunting
fatuUtlea iii.t:5. ! * ccuntu' , ali-ostir * KW
been added to by forty-seven names
this year. From this information the
bureau hopes after a few years to be
able to deduce general principles
which will be of value in framing "life
saving" plans by federal and state
"One fact which we have learned
during the three years wo have kept
this record , " said Dr. T. S. Palmer ,
chief of the bureau today , "Is that
there are practically no deer hunting
accidents in states which prohibit the
shooting of does. This is because in
those states the hunter hesitates a
moment before firing , to determine
whether the animal is a doe or a
buck. In case the animal happens to
he of the two-legged variety the brief
pause before pulling the trigger is
enough to save human life. The New
Jersey shooting case was an excep
tion to that rule. "
Moro than 158 people were killed
last year in hunting accidents. This
was considerably larger than the
number in 1909 , which In turn was 50
per cent In excess of 1908 fatalities.
"Of the forty-seven killed this year , "
said Dr. Palmer , "the largest number
was reported from Michigan , with
fifteen deaths , New York coming second
end with nine , Washington and New
Jersey being tied for third place with
three fatalities each. "
TO MARK WHERE LINCOLN WAS
Memorial Boulder to Show Where He
Stood Facing Rebel Fire.
Washington , Nov. 3. The spot on
the parapet of old Fort Stevens where
President Lincoln stood exposed to
confederate fire during the attack by
Gen. ICarly In the city of Washington
In July 1864 , Is to be marked by a
huge memorial boulder. The cere
monies incident to the placing of the
boulder and dedicating It to the mem
ory of Lincoln will occur Nov. 7 , the
forty-seventh anniversary of his second
end election. President Lincoln's
presence in the defenses where Gen.
Early made his attack on Washing
ton's outposts is an important Inci
dent In the early history of the pre
servation of the federation and the
exact spot where he stood has been
located by officers who took part In
May Investigate Mayor.
Milwaukee , Wls. , Nov. 3. The
charges brought by the mayor against
Commissioner Schulz , whose term ex
pires Jan. 1 , may extend to the acts
of the mayor and the city clerk as
well. Impeachment proceedings de
manded by the mayor against Schulz ,
whom ho accused of holding down
taxes against the rich and holding up
the taxes of the poor , have been
threatened , and a letter Issued by the
mayor In raso the Schnlz countercharge -
charge that the mayor himself Is re
sponsible for the errors of which ho
charged the commissioner with an
other fact that the mayor and City
dork Thompson as well as those of
OHN HANNAH OF TILDEN DIES IN
KICKED OVER HEART BY COLT
Mr. Hannah , Aged About GO , Is Sur
vived by a Widow and Four Grown
Children A Son-ln-Law of
De Wolfe and Executor of Estate.
Tlltli-n. Neb. . Nov. II.-Special to
Tlu > NO\VH : John Hannah , a well-to-do
farmer i'l\o miles from town , was
kicked ever the heart yesterday by a
[ oil and died early this morning after
several hours of Intciiso Buffering.
Mr. Hannah \VIIH about CO yearn of
ugo , and In survived by a family con
sisting of a widow and four grown
children. Hi- watt a son-in-law of John
A. Do Wolfe
and an executor of the
Do Wolfe estate , amounting to about
EROH U. S.
Monetary Commission Hears Proposal
for Building and Loan Plan.
San Francisco , Nov. 3. A proposal
hat Undo Sam go Into the building
and loan business as a means toward
assuring the peace and prosperity or
the country was ono of the sugges-
Jens placed bel'oro the hub-commlttco
of the monetary commission at ltn
'liuil session In thin city.
Klngdon Jones , a commission
agent , ventured this idea. At a lull in
the regular proceedings of the com
mittee Chairman Vreeland asked of
"Do you wish to testify ? "
"Do you wish to hear from victims
as well as bankers ? " retorted Jonea.
The chairman said that the commit
tee wished to hour from any citizen
[ is long as his remarks were directed
toward the Aldrlch currency reform
plan , and Jones forthwith denounced
the scheme. The curse of the coun
try , he said , was mortgages on homes ,
and he proposed that the government
Issue sufficient currency to build
homes 1'or workmen , each homo to
cost not more than $2,500 , and the
government to bo reimbursed at the
rate of $20 a month.
The sub-commit toe gave Klngdon
Jones an attentive hearing. Chair-
ii'.n ' Vreolnnd and his
conferees d' % '
I" . . ' * . ' Los Ai-1 , * . . "j
COLEMAN DjES ON TRAIN
First Secretary of Agriculture In
United States , Expires.
St. Louis , Mo. , Nov. 3. Norman J.
Coleman , first secretary of agricul
ture of the United States , died this
morning on a train which was bring
ing him to his homo here. Mo suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy yesterday
in a sleeping car berth near Lexing
ton Junction , Mo.
TURKS HAVE OUTER FORTS.
They Are Surrounding Tripoli Sensa
tion In Turkish Circles.
Berlin , Nov. 3. The report that all
the outer forts at Tripoli are in the
hands of the Turks is confirmed in
well informed circles here. The
Italians hold the forts within the city
London , Nov. 3. The Daily Tele
graph's Constantinople correspondent
says a sensation has been caused by
the revelation that Hnkkl Hey , the
ex-grand vizier , if impeached for the
defense of Tripoli , will declnu * that
the German ambassador repeatedly
assured him Italy would never .sond
a regiment or a ship to Tripoli. For
that reason his cabinet had not con
sidered It necessary to dispatch troops
or war material to Tripoli.
Dos Molnus , la. , Nov. I ! . James
O'Callaghan , brother of Robert
O'Callaghan , the former Western
league baseball magnate , was yester
day convicted of conspiracy In an at
tempt to blow up the Polk county
treasurer's safe in this city.
BRYAN LOVES LA FOLLETTE
Democratic Peerless One Dead Anxi
ous to See Bob Win Out.
Kansas City , Mo. , Nov. : : . "Al
though prospects of a victory in the
national election are bright , " said
William J. Bryan in an address in
the Interest of Joseph W. Taggart's
candidacy for congress to succeed the
late Congressman Mitchell , In Kansas.
City , Kan. , "I have seem them bright
er. If the republicans must elect a ,
president I want to
see them elect a
progressive , such a man as Senator
La Follette. "
Mr. Bryan spoke to 3,000 people In
the largest hall In Kansas City , Knn.
"If I was right sure the democrat *
would elect their candidate for presi
dent the next time , 1 would not care
about the republican candidate , " said
Mr. Bryan. "Although prospects are
bright for a democratic victory It has
been my experience that prospects
are deceptive. "
Mr. Bryan said ho believed Senator
La Follotto would poll more votes for
president than President Taft would.
"La Folletto Is a real progressive.
I would llko to see him nominated
by the republicans. I bellovo ho would
poll more votes than President TnfL"