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1 HE NORFOLK WEEKLY [ SEWSJOURNAL
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NOHKOLK NKIJUASKA KIM DAY PKrKMHKH S. 1M1. !
WILL REFUSE TO GIVE INFOR.
MATION TO GRAND JURY.
ORTIE M'MANIGAL ON STAND
He Is the First Witness Summoned
by the Federal Grand Jury Invest !
gating Alleged Unlawful Transpor-
tatlon of Dynnmlte.
Los Angnles , Onl. . Dec. 7. Orllr
McManlgal , the dynamiter , who madi
the llrnt confession In thu McNiiiiinrii
cniiHiilnti-y , wan taken before the
federal grand Jury which began lit
probe today. McManlgnl was the ( Irsl
witness. ll ( > was taken from tlu
county Jail to the federal building bj
The federal grand jury convened to
< lay to take up evidence to he present
< > d for the | iurH | > M' of showing that (
giant conspiracy exists throughout tin
United Slates through which dyna
inltlng damage running Into million !
of dollars has been done to building !
under constiuctlon and already com
Itluteil ; Hint dynamite has been trans
parted unlawfully from one state t <
another and perhaps that Impropo
use has been made of the mails.
While the government cannot In
< llet or try , II is said , for indlvldua
dynamltlngs , the men who brongh
them about are liable under the con
Kpiraey charge anil for the transpor
tatlon of the explosive unlawfully
A similar Investigation is being con
ducted In Indianapolis.
John .1. McNamara , confessed dyna
miter , told Jailer Gallagher today tha
under no circumstances would he glv <
the federal grand Jury any Informatioi
of any Ulnd.
Following that announcement un
< ler-Sherlff Main sought Oscar Lawlot
.specflal government Investigator , t <
loll him of the prisoner's statement
H was understood that .lames II. Me
Nnniara would refuse to give testl
inony to the federal grand Jury.
F.QRMF.R , CHIEF , .EXECUTIVE 01
NEBRASKA DIES IN CHICAGO ,
Chicago , Dec. 7. - Albinus Nance
< ! 3 years old , former governor of N (
braska , died hero today at the Ai
gustaiui hosmpital of pneumonia.
Mr. Nance was born iu Stark com
ty. 111. , and moved to Nebraska in 1S7
after serving through the civil wai
lie served as a member of the Ni
braska legislature and speaker t ;
the house of representatives. He wa
elected governor , serving until ISSi
lie is survived by a widow and
( laughter , Mrs. Walter L. Andersoi
both of Lincoln , Neb. , and six boi
NO TARIFF BOARD THIS YEAR.
Democrats Unanimously Vote Dow
Washington , Dec. 7. The Payne bl !
1o create a permanent tariff board wa
brought up in the house committee o
ways and means today by republicui
members , but the committee indef
nltely postponed action through unai :
jmous vote of the democrats.
This probably shuts off consider !
tion of the measure at this session.
Gary Back to Washington.
Washington. Dec. 7.Klbert I
Gary , head of the United states Stei
corporation , returned to Washingto
today to continue his suggestions fo
corporation control before the senat
committee. Mr. Oary suggested t
the committee last week a plan fo
governmental supervision of the coi
porations through a federal commit
sion with power to give full pnblielt
to the business of the big corpon
tions. Members of the committe
were prepared for a lengthy questlot
ing of the steel corporation official.
Dlrsa Case to Jury.
Sioux City , la. , Deo. 7. The fate c
Mike Dirsa , accused of killing hi
.sweetheart , Karollno Gribauszuse , i
with tlie jury. That body retired a
Sugar Down 15 Points.
New York , Dec. 7. All grades c
refined sugar were reduced an add
tional five points per hundred pound
later in the day , making the total fi
Want State Co-operation.
Chicago , Dec. 7. Co-operation b
the state legislatures with the federi
government In promoting Irrlgatlo
was urged by Samuel Fortler , chief c
irrigation investigation of the depar
ment of agriculture before the nim
teenth annual session of the nation ;
irrigation congress today. The speakc
declared that In many western state
the projects were being retarded hi
cause of a lack of necessary leglsli
tion by the states. Other speakei
scheduled before the congress to da
were Dlo H. Hutton of California an
Dr. G. W. McGee , expert of soils <
the department of agriculture. It
V planned formally to organize the inte
national drainage congress to urf
the fe'deral government to do f (
the swamp lands what it has done f <
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHEI
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours
Forecast for Nebraska.
Chicago , Doc. 7. The bulletin la
ued by the Chicago station of tlu
Jutted Slates weather bureau gives
lie forecast for Nebraska as follows
Unsettled with rain tonight or Frl
day ; warmer In east portion tonight
MAN KNOWN IN HOLT COUNT >
CLEARED OF THE CHARGE.
JUDGE INSTRUCTS A VERDIC'
After the Trial Has Progressed ,
Short Time , and Before Defens
Calls Any Witnesses , Judge Tell
Jury to Bring in Verdict of Acqultta
Hot Springs , S. IX , Dec. 7. Spechi
o The News : Gibbons H. Klannlga :
was today found not guilty of arsoi
laving been charged by the state wit :
loBtructlon of the Smlthwlck lunihe
van ! of Smlthwiek , S. IX , on June
Eastman & Dudley of Hot Spring
mil M. F. Harrington of O'Neill wer
Mr. Flannigan's attorneys , and befor
the trial had progressed much , an
> eforo any of the defense's numeron
witnesses were allowed to give tes
iniony , the judge instructed uie jun
to return a "not guilty" verdict , whie
hey did after a short absence froi
.ho courtroom. The verdict of nc
; uilty met with the hearty approv ;
> f the community of Smlthwlck as we
us Hot Springs. The short trial ha
been considered a farce with pra <
tirally no evidence
MILD SENSATION CREATED I
WERE TO DEMAND SUM OF$150OC
Witness Says Friend of White D
clared He and White Were Prepa
Ing Story to Blackmail Lorlmer c
Sell Story to Papers or Magazine
Washington , Dec. 7. George Glos
a witness before the Larimer senati
rial investigating committee , caused
mild sensation today when he testifie
that Frank Seems , a friend of Charlc
A. White , had told him that he an
White were preparing a story to blacl
mall Senator Lorimer for $150,000 ,
possible , or at least $75,000.
The witness declared Seems ha
told him White had declared the
would turn over all the papers to Lo
liner if they got the money and the
would all take a trip.
"Seems first told mo that lie wante
me to go with him to the Palme
House to witness the delivery of th
story to some magazines , " said Glos
"Later he told me those people wonl
not buy It. He said While was goln
to try to sell it to a newspaper if Hi
Lorlmer crowd did not fall. I nevi
saw the story myself. "
Hero Judge Ilanccy brought in til
name of 13dwin R. Wright of the 111
nols Federalion of Labor.
"Seems told me that Wright w.i
going to lake While lo a newspape
that would buy the story , " said Glos
White eventually sold the slory I
Iho Chicago Tribune.
' Washington , Dec , 7. George Glos
the Chicago motorman who was to
tlfyiri ; when the Lorimer senator ) !
Investigation committee adjonrne
yesterday , was again on the wltnes
stand when It resumed today. Jndg
Hanecy. council for Senator Lorime
expected Gloss to refute certain te
limony of Charles A. White. 13.
Bell , another street car man , , Toh
Fitzpatrick , William Russell and E
Vockles , a labor leader , also had bee
subpoenaed for today.
The committee is pressing conns- -
to rnako all haste to end the case ,
may ho closed within the next U
weeks , Senator Lorlmer will be tl
last witness for the defense and tesl
fy under oalh for the first time sine
the investigation of his election wt
BANK STATEMENT FOR DEC.
Comptroller of the Currency Issui
Call on National Banks ,
Washington , Dec. 7. The comptre
ler of Ihe currency loday Issued
call for a slatenient of the condltic
of nil national banks of the Unite
Stales nt the close of business c
Tuesday , Dec. 5.
Sugar Drops In London ,
London , Dec. 7. All grades of r
fined hugar were reduced ten cents
hundred pounds today.
THIS DOCUMENT DEALS WITH
TOUCHES ON RUSSIAN AFFAIF
After the Christmas Holidays He Ex
pects to Send a Special Messagi
Dealing with This Matter Alone
Refers to Mexican Revolution.
Washington , Dec. 7. In the secom
one-topic message he has sent to con
gress during the three days of Hi
present session , President Taft toda ;
reviewed the relations of the Unltei
Stales with foreign governments dm
ing Ihe past year. In this message th
president gave the first official c >
planation of the posl haste niovomon
of 20,000 federal troops to Mexico nln
months ago , urged the United Stale
seiiale lo ratify the general arbltn
tion treaties with Great Britain an
Franco and the convention with Nici
rangua and Honduras , and simgostc
legislation that he declared won !
strengthen this nation's world trad
and position among the other powers
The message was read in congress te
On two subjects Including untie1
"foreign relations" the president spok
only in brief fashion. lie Informe
congress of the conference begun b
Ambassador Guild at St. Petersburg i
regard lo Ihe question of passports i
Russia for American Jews , and e :
plained that after the Clirislmas hoi
days he expected to send a specif
message on tills subject. Althoug
not brought out in today's message 1
was understood Ihat the brief mentlo
of the arbitration treaties would li
followed later by a message to th
senate , before which they are pendlni
urging at length their ratification.
LESS WINTER WHEAT SOW
THAN YEAR AGO CONDITION -
TION BELOW AVERAGE.
Washington , Dec. 7. The crop r
P'H'L of tli < , ! , . < lepartni8ivt , if ) atr ! < 'nHni
issued at 12 p. in. shows 32,213,0 (
acies sown to winter wheat this fal
compared with the newly revised e
timates based on the census bureau
1009 statement of acreage of : )2G-tS )
000 acres for the crop of 1911 and 31
G5G,000 acres for the crop of 1010.
The condition of winter wheat c
Dec. 1 was 86.G percent of a iiorinn
compared with S .f. . in 1010 ; 95.8 I
1900 , and 80.00 the ten year averag
The area sown this fall to rye
estimated at 2-iiGOt)0 : ) acres compare
with the revised estimated area i
1,415,000 ! acres for Ihe crop of 191
and 413,000 acres for the crop i
1910. The condition of rye on Dec.
was 03.3 percent of normal , compare
with 02.G in 1010 , 01.1 In 1909 an
92.08 the ten year average.
Riot at Suffrage Lecture.
Cambridge , Mass. , Dec. 7. Sceiu
bordering on a riot were enacted lat
yesterday when some 1,500 students i
Harvard university and Radcliffe co
lego fought to gain access to Brattl
hall , which seats 500 persons , to her
Mrs. Emmelino Panldmrst , the Englis
suffragette , discuss her favorite su
ject. Several were sllghlly injured.
JOE B. BAKER OF GREGORY I
AMONG THE ACCUSED.
ROSEBUD LANDS ARE INVOLVE
Logan B. Fain and Brier M. Herma
of Timber Lake Are the Other Tw
Men Indicted with Baker All Ui
der Arrest at Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Dec. 7. Spech
to The News : The federal grand jur
this morning returned indictment
against Joe B. Baker of Gregory an
Logan B. Fain and Brier M. Hernia
of Timber Lake for alleged Ian
frauds on the Rosebud reservation i
the Gregory land district. Unite
Stales Marshal Seth Bullock arreste
the accused today.
ENDORSE HIM FOR PRESIDENT.
Alabama Delegation Boosts Him , bl
He's Not a Candidate.
Washington , Dec. 7. Oscar Undo
wood of Alabama , majority leader <
the house , was indorsed as n cane !
date for the democratic nomination fe
president by the Alabama delegatlo
In congress at a meeting hold today.
A resolution was adopted declarln
that Mr. Underwood had "demonstra
cd to the country that ho Is a wise an
a progressive leader and that ho
eminently qualified for the pret
When he learned of the action take
by his colleagues , Mr. Underwood sa
ho appreciated the honor but ho w :
not u candidate.
DO IT EARLY
( Copyright ,
ASKS $50,000 , DAMAGES FOR DEATH
WAS KILLED IN TIMES PLANT
Mrs. Louise M. Sawyer , Widow of a
Telegraph Operator Who Met Death
in the Los Angeles Times Dynamit
ing Outrage , Brings First Suit.
Los Angeles , Cnl.-Dec. 7. James B ,
McNninurn , under sentence of life Im
prisonment , had other troubles added
to his lot yesterday when he became
defendant in a $50,000 damage suit.
The suit is brought by Louise M. Saw
yer , widow of Robert L. L. Sawyer , a
telegraph operator employed by the
Los Angeles Times and killed in the
explosion which wrecked that building
Oct. 1 , 1910.
KING-EMPEROR AND QUEEN-EM
PRESS ARRIVE IN ORIENTAL
Delhi , India , Dec. 7. The roar of an
Imperial salute of 101 guns welcomed
the king-emperor and queen-empress
on their arrival here today from Bom
The railroad station In the Selln-
garah station of the fort had been the
mecca since dawn for everybody in
Hie cily and Ihe coronation camp.
Equipages which vied with eacli other
in splendor passed along roads , crowd
ed with Indian princes , military offi
cers and government officials. Streams
of natives \\ent the same way. The
route to the camp was lined alternate
ly by British and native regiments
under command of Lieut. Gen. Sir .1.
\Vilcox and Gen. Sir 13. G. Barrow. In
proUding guards of honor and escorts
native troops were also given an equal
share with British soldiers. The king-
emperor and queen-empress were re-
eehed on a decorated platform by the
the vicero\ and % icerine , the govern
ors and heads of piovinces , the com-
mander-ln-chief and a number of high
military and rivil officials.
After a series of presentations their
majesties proceeded to a pavilion
within a wall of the fort , where 150
ruling chiefs were introduced. This
brilliant ceremony , with its gorgeous
display of jewels and richly colored1
garments occupied considerable time.
Meanwhile the provincial legislators
had gathered on the ridge by the dur
bar camp to greet the royal party.
Then began the great procession to
the camp four miles away. Through
out India a holiday had been decreed ,
and great numbers of natives had
gathered to get a glimpse of their em
peror and empress. They formed a
striking background to the gorgeously
uniformed procession which was head
ed by landers with hands playing.
Then cnmo Gen. Hey ton , the herald , In
silk and gold tabard emblazoned with
the royal court of arms , and sixteen
British and native trumpelers , all
mounted on black chargers. Next fol
lowed the native escort of the viceroy ,
in scarlet and gold , preceding the Im
perial cadet corps , composed entirely
of princes and their sons. Their ma
1 jebties and the viceroys' suites sue
Crowds Bow Low.
As their majesties approached , com
mand to present arms was passed
along the line of troops , European
8 spectators took off their hats and the
natives bent deep towards the ground
The king-emperor , the queen-empress
and the viceroy bowed right and left
in acknowledgment. The bodyguard
of Indian princess , who followed im
mediately after , outshone in splendor
all that had passed. In strict order of
precedence came 150 Maharajas , Ra-
I jabs , Nawabas and other chieftains.
The column was closed by a band of
'savage-looking ' Afghans and Hathan
chiefs mounted on wild ponies , and a
detachment of native and British
Their majesties entered the city
through the large gate no\\ opened for
the first time since 1S57 , when the
king of Delhi went to public worship.
All along the route the Impression
seemed to be beyond strife and cor
dial. On the arrival at the camp the
troops dellled past the imperial car
riages , receptions followed and the
king-emperor IVP.J ; ip-si'rt" < ' with u
brief address of welcome to which he
replied in a few words.
Their majesties and the viceroy's
party then repaired to their camp of
which Circuit House , built by Lord
Cnrzon in 1001 ! , is the center.
The vast camp stretched along the
great trunk road In long symmetrical
rows of white tents , almost blinding
in the vertical Indian sun , while the
whole place when their majesties en
tered blazed with the bright houses
of the east.
250,000 in Camp ,
Crowds of picturesque columns from
the rajah in his silks to the half naked
natives , gathered to welcome their
king-emperor and they formed a per-
I feet picture. Mingling wfth them
were bojewek'd Indian princes , army
and administrative officers , native
and British private soldiers and large
numbers of foreign tourists.
The ancient bullock cart , the smart
est modern carriage , the powerful
motor car , the richly caprlscflied ele
phant and the blooded horse added
Very little trace was to be found of
the various fires which have recently
caiiFed havoc in the camp.
The emperor's tent does not differ
greatly in appealance from the others.
Internally , however , It Is palatial.
Great canvas halls stand nearby for
official receptions and banquets.
About a quarter of a million persons
have taken up their quarters In the
canvas city , which is broken up by
green lawns , polo grourels , toiintalns
and avenues of trees. Throughout
the norninc ; the coming and going of
pi-pat dignitaries continued and the
throngs of natives kept their posi
tions patiently anxious to get another
sight of their emperor and empress.
INDICATIONS ARE THAT JURY
WILL SOON BE CHOSEN.
GOVERNMENT MOVING RAPIDLY
It Is Believed that the Defense Will
Work Just as Fast When It Comes
to Being Satisfied with Venlremen
In the Case.
Chicago , Dec. 7.1Iopes that the jury
to try the ten Chicago packers indicted
for alleged violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law would bo reached with
little delay was increased in court to
day by the rapid examination of veil-
Iremen In the opening session. Indi
cations were that only a few days
would bo occupied by the government
In finding a satisfactory panel , and U
was reported that the defense would
i he equally as rapid. Ten of the gov-
i ornnient'a thirty peremptory chal
lenges had been exhausted at the
opening of court today.
MASS MEETING IN NEW YORr
URGES AN ABROGATION.
SAY RUSSIA HAS VIOLATED 17
First of Several Mass Meeting
Planned for This Country In Prc
test Against Russia's Refusal ti
Honor American-Jewish Passports
New York , Dec. 7 Abrogation n
the treaty of friendly relations bt
tween the United States and Russl
made in 1832 when Nicholas I wa
empeior of Russia and James Hncliai
an was American minuter to SI
Petersburg was urged by a dozen ei
more men of national prominence an
by resolutions adopted at a long mas
meeting held in New York last nigh
The meeting was under the am
pices of the national citizens comml
tee which plans a series of simila
demonstrations throughout the com
try during fie next month in pr <
test nRnliiKt dlHcrlmlnntion by RUBS !
in her refusal In many years to hone
passports of Jewish-American citizens
As a means to break the thirty yean
deadlock In diplomatic relations t
the passport question most of th
speakers advocated the Immediat
notice to Russia of abrogation of tli
long standing treaty , the terms c
which they declared have been vit
laled by Russia.
Andiew IX White , former Unite
States ambassador to Russia , wa
chalrmnn of the meeting and In hi
address ofi Iho relations of the Unite
States with Russia , he was one o
but few speakers who stiongly urge
that Russia bo Invited to arbitral
the question at The Haque before
movement was made to abiogate th
treaty. He said Russia was a natio
of great pride as was ours - and tha
peremptory demands would lead , a
they always do , to indignant rejoii
der and reprisals regardless of al
United States senator O'Gorman n
New Yoik , Gov. Woodrow Wilson o
Now Jersey , Speaker Champ Clarli
President Schurman of Cornell un :
verslty , Representatives William C
Sharp of Ohio and William Sulzer o
New Hampshire. II. M. Goldfogel am
Francis Burton Harrison of Ne\
York were among Ihose ndvocntlni
abrogation of the treaty. Gov. Hai
mon of Ohio sent n letter of regret li
which he supported the spirit of th
1 Want "Middies" Respected.
' Washington , Dec. 7. There wer
11,318 naval court martinis last yea :
I according to the annual report o
1 Capt. Robert L. Russell , judge advc
cato general. The most common ol
fenso was desertion , the cases nun :
boring 531. Included In the list o
court martlals were the cases o
thirty-two officers , nineteen of when
were convicted. Capt. Russell's repor
stales that a great many response
, have been received from most of th
1 states to communications from th
navy Inviting them to use their inflt
once to secure state legislation lo Ir
sure respect for the naval uniform s
as to permit Its being worn in al
places of entertainment.
Whitlock Refuses a Raise ,
i Toledo , O. , Dec. 7. Mayor Bran
Whitlock yesterday refused an h
i crease of $500 In his salary ns chic
executive of the city. Ho so Informe
, the chairman of the finance commute
i that was to have adopted the recon
mendatlon. His present salary i
NEBRASKA MURDERER TELLS OF
FEELS THAT HE DID NO WRONG
Prank Larson Tells on Witness Stand
of Having Summoned His Brother
to His Home , Demanding Confes
sion , and Then Firing Fatal Shot.
Tekamali , Neb. , Dee. 7.- Frank Uir
son , on trial in ( lie district court hereon
on the charge of murdering bin
irolhcr , told the story of thu killing ,
saying he felt ho had done no wrong
Without a sign of emotion he admit-
ed he had summoned his brother to
his home , accused him of misconduct
with his wife and demanded of him n
writ ( en confession and an agreement
to leave the country. The brother ,
Charles Larson , refused to comply
with these conditions , and when ho
threatened to kill him , Charles dared
Frank to fire the shot. Angered by
the refusal , he shot him dead In the
presence of his wife.
THE STATE WORRIES
SUCCESS IN INTRODUCING COL
Kansas City , Mo. , Dec. 7. Success
ful attempts of the state to Introduce
evidence not directly connected with
the death of Col. Thomas II. Ssvope
for whose alleged murder Dr. 11
Clarke Hyde Is now on trial for a
second time , Is causing the defense
no little worry. When the case was
remanded for new trial by the su
preme court Dr. llydo'a attorneys fell
that only evidence relatliiB to the
alleged murder of thu philanthropist
had been lott for the state to build
Us case on , But , Uio prosecution la
not content with tills 6\iilellPC nlono.
H is fighting hard to get before the
jury practically all of the testimony
given in the former trial. Twice
wilhin as many days the state has
AVltnesses have boon permitted to
tell how Dr. Hyde gave Stella Swope
a capsule for her sister Sarah. The
influence which the state seeks to
leave is that this was a poison cap
sule , although there Is no direct proof
that it was.
Miss ISIizabolh Goidon , a nurse , to
day resumed her story about how Dr.
Hyde injected what the state assorts
wns pus into the aim of Margaret
Swope under the gutae of camphor-
aled oil. The defense objected siren
uoiiwly to all of this testimony.
"It Is apparent , " said Attorney H.
II. Brewstcr of the defense today ,
"that the state intends to drag in all
of these collateral matters. I shall
contend throughout the direct death
of Col. Swope Is competent. "
The victories of thu state have
caused Dr. Hyde to take a more ac
tive part in the conduct of his case
than he has heretofore. Ho consults
frequently with his attorneys and
prompts them constantly when nurs
es or medical experts are on the
All ot the collateral oUdetlcl1 has
gone in on the ground that It contra
diets statements of Dr. Hyile. At the
former trial It was admitted berniiM1
Judge Ralph S. Lnthsl'iiy ' lu-ld dial it
tended to pro\e a senrx uf ciiuu"-
THE1R COACHES TOO BIG TO PASS
GET INTO A SMALLER TRAIN
Special Train of Governors , Due In
Washington at 10 a. m. , Held Be
cause Pennsylvania Railroad Tun *
nels Are Too Small for Cars.
Italtlmore , Mil. , Dec. 7. The special
train bearing the western governors ,
which was due at Washington at 10
a. m. today , was held at Bayview
junction , at the eastern edge of the
city , while the executives were trans
ferred to other coaches for the rest
of the trip to Washington. Their cars
proved to be too large to pass through
the tunnels of the Pennsylvania rail
road here , necessitating the change.
The railroad officials say the train
did not reach Philadelphia until 0:35 :
this morning. It was hoped to get
the party Into Washington shortly
Never Divorced Him.
Fremont , Neb. , Dec. 7. That her
mother had never divorced her first
husband , who died n few weeks ago ,
was the testimony of Gertrude Hltchlo
at the trial of her mother's traveling
companion , Louis Rogers , on trial for
the murder of Mrs. Ritchie's infnnL
Testimony for the defense was taken
up today after the state had closed Its
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