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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL.
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\ MKFMI.KKllli ASKA. KK1DAY. 9. 1912
DEAD BODY O AR-OLD GOL-
DIE OVERED.i i
MURDERED BY MA . OF 40 YEARS
LITTLE BODY , BRUISED AND MU
TILATED , IS HIDDEN.
KILLED HER WITH A CLUB
No Trace of the Man. Who Was a
Stranger in Grand Island , Has Been
Found He Will Be Lynched if FOB-
lies Now Hunting Can Find Him.
< lrnml Island , Neb. , Feb. 8. The
< load body of little Goldie Williams. 10
yours old , uns found nt noon today in
n meant house in the northeast part
of town. It was covered with quick
lime , a quantity of which was in the
house , and tv.rther hidden by a door
* hich had been thrown ovur it.
Authorities do not expect to prevent
lynching iihould the assailant be cap
Little Body Had Been Mutilated.
The little girl disappeared Tuesday
ecnlng about 5 o'clock in company
with a man about 40 years old , who
was a stranger here. When her body
was found , it was horribly mutilated
and had been ravished.
Her captor had caused her death by
blows from his fists , her face showing
tinmurks of a horrible beating.
The body was discovered by William
Neil , one of the searchers. The house
in which he found it was not searched
jesterday because it was newly com-
t > 'Od ' and uo'cn thought , ot the ili-
tle girl being hidden there. The
search was this noon transformed
trom one for the girl and her captor
to one for the captor alone , but it
hat not abated in thoroughness or
Lynch Him If He's Caught.
Yesterday the town was caimissed
from house to house. Today posses
are making a hunt through the sur
rounding country , looking in every
larm house and outbuilding.
All day and last night from the
time the fire bell brought out the citi
/ zens to join in the hunt hundreds of
people have- hen patrolling the vicin
ity. It is believed certain that a lynch-
ins ; will follow if the murderer is
Mute Evidence of Death Struggle.
The little girl's body was found at
1 o'clock this afternoon. A 2x4 club
covered with blood and with some of
tl > * > little girl's hair matted to it. told
mutely of the desperate death struts
= lo made by the child against the ra
The little girl disappeared with the
stranger Tuesday afternoon. She was
Ipred away with him on promise of r
pair of skates. They were last seei
that night nt S o'clock.
The child'ji parents are poor , but
nothing will bo left undone to apprev
hend the murderer. A big reward if
being collected. The great excitement
of yesterday is only intensified this
GOVERNOR OFFERS A REWARt
$2CO Authorized by Aldrich When In
formed of Crime by The News.
' Yes , sir. 1 will offer a reward foi
the man who killed that little girl.
said -Gov. Chester H. Aldrich in Nor
folk Thursday afternoon , when showi
A tolegrum from Grand Island to Tin
"You can nay that I will offer a re
ward of 5200 ns provided by the stti
lutes of the state , and I will make i
official wher I get back to Lincoln.
"The state of Nebraska will exhaus
vtjry moans to run this crimina :
down and nothing will be left undone
Arsenal Strike Collapses.
Davenport , la. . Feb S. The threat
-'lied strike of the employees of th
Hock Islam ! arsenal collapsed toda
A t * n cards wore oftort-d to a few em
i'lo ' > oes and were accepted
ENTOMBED HJNERS RESCUED
Greeted by Wives and Daughters A
They Emerge From Shaft.
Suiter Creok. Cal. Feb. 8. The si :
ty-two miners , entombed in the Rut
ker Hill mine at 1 o'clock yesterda
by a cave-In In the mouth of the shaf
were rescued at 12 o'clock today aftt
a night of Oosporate work by mlnet
from nearby mines None of the me
wore injured. They were greeted li
their wives and daughters as the
< nine out ol the bhaft with their cat
vi' f still burning
DEWITT HUNTINGTON DEAD.
Former Head of Nebraska Wesleyan
University , Expires.
Lincoln. Fell , s Clmncolor-Kinori-
ttiH Dowitt ( Union Huntington of WPS-
leyan univeiplty died here this morn
ing of disease peculiar to old age. He
retired from active educational work
five yearn ago. Chancellor Huntington -
ton entered ttie teacUlng profession in
Vermont In 1S43.
UNDER ARREST BY MONDAY.
Preparations Being Made to Try Forty
or More Indicted Men.
Indianapolis. Ind. , Feb. S. Tenta
tive plans for the trials of tbe forty
or more men Indicted for alleged eon-
pllclty In the dynamite conspiracy , in
case pleas of not guilty are entered ,
were dlscumnl by government offi
cials today. H is the purpose to delay
the cases as little as possible. After
the arraignment before Judge A. B.
Anderson here on March 12 , the trials
probably will be set for hearing some
time In May. with a view of disposing
of them bclore the summer is over.
District Attorney Charles W. Miller ,
who has charge of al capiases and cor
titled copies of indictments which are
to bo served on the defendants , was
still reticent today as to the exact day
fixed for the arrests , although It was
believed the plan was to have all the
inon in custody by next Monday.
King Frederick Is Better.
Copenhagen , Feb. S. The reassuring
bulletin as to the condition of King
Frederick was Issued by the physicians
in attendance today. It says : "The
king had a quiet night. The Inflam
mation of the lungs Is diminishing.
His majesty's general condition is sat
Discount Rate Reduced.
London. Feb S The rate of dis
count of the Bank of England was re
duced from 4 to : i1 = per cent toda > .
SERIOUS QUESTION WHETHER
HE CAN CARRY GOVERNMENT
Mexico Citj. Feb. S. "For no reason
will I change any of my ministers.
The members of my cabinet are hon
orable men. They are patriots.
bhall not permit any of them to be
slandered as you are slandering
In these words President Madero
brought to a termination an interview
sought by n committee from the anti-
reelectlouist party which was at'
tempting to persuade him to dismiss
from his cabinet the ministers ol
war and interior.
The conference had proceeded
calmly up to the moment when the
spokesman of the committee , in re
ply to n statement of the president
. that evil-minded Mexicans were aid'
ing the rebels , declared that this was
true , and that moreover , the president
knew these men , because they were
members ol his own cabinet. The
president then peremptorily ended the
In line with this incident Alfredc
Robles Dominguez , one of Madero'j
staunches ! supporters during the revo
lution , publicly criticised the admini
stration yesterday , stating that in his
I opinion not the removal of the entire
. cabinet could save the administration
The visit of tv-e committee to Presi
dent Madero wt. to interpret him it
j regarding the source of supplies Is
sued to regular troops and harterot
by them for drink and food , and ir
turn bought up by the rebels. There
are stories of haciendados having fur
nished great quantities in return foi
immunity irom the robbery , but th <
' most serious report of all is that sup
plies have been sent from the govern
ment arsenal in the capital. Score
of the president's most ardent supporters
ie ters of six months ago are speculat
ing on his ability to carry the countr
through the present crisis.
The element which is giving tin
most trouble is that which follower
Madero during the revolution. Thi
party charges him with not puttini
into immediate effect reforms prom
CONDITION OF THE WFATHEI
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours
Chicago , Feb. S. The bulletin is
\s sued by the Chicago station of th
United States weather bureau give
the forecast as follows :
Nebraska Unsettled weather an :
probably snow flurries tonight an
ft , Friday ; warmer.
er South Dakota Fair
tonight and Fr
day. except probably snow flurries i
en west portion Friday ; rising temiven
py Wyoming I'npettled weather ti
night and probably snow flurries t <
t night and Friday.
E RULE BILL
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SECURED ,
NO UNJUST TAXATION.
CONTROLS ITS OWN FINANCES
Features of Home Rule Bill Are An
nounced ? t Belfast by Winston
Spencer Churchill , First Lord of the
Belfast. Fob. 8. Religious freedom
will be ttecurod. a representation tuir
to all part ItIn the Irish parliament
will be guaranteed , taxes unjust to
any party will bo gunrdod against and
Ireland will control its own finances ,
under the terms of the home rule bill.
These features were announced by
Winston Spencer Churchill , the first
lord of the admiralty , who outlined the
proposed measure for the first time
Belfast , Feb. 8. Winston Churchill ,
first lord of the admiralty , the chief
figure in today's home rule demonstra
tion , arrived this morning with his
wife at the central station , and was
given a somewhat mixed reception. A
number of orangemen who had gather
ed at the station greeted him with
groans and boos , but they were
drowned in the hearty cheers of the
large 'crowd of liberals and national
ists. There was no disturbance , and
the large force of police on duty in the
station had a very easy tubk to per
In the course of the morning a
crowd of unionists paraded the streets
carrying an effigy of Mr. Churchill , to
I which was attached a placard bearing
the words :
"Down with Churchill. "
"No Home Rule. "
They proceeded to the hotel where
Mr. and Mrs. Churchill are staying
and sang the national anthem , after
which they dispersed without disorder
There was no marked excitement
among the workers of the city today
A few small crowds , however , were
scattered here and there , anxious to
see the first lord of the admiralty and
to watch the movements of the mill
iitry. Rain fell the whole morning
The football ground , where the meet
ing is to be held , is a swamp , and the
saturated canvas marquee' ' iu whicl
Mr Churchill is to speak has sagged
threateningly several times.
For preserving the peace detach
ments of police have been posted every
where , and the troops are held in
readiness in their quarters.
Matters took an ugly form when
. Mr. and Mrs. Churchill started for th
place where the meeting is to he held
I A great crowd which had gathere (
outside the hotel appeared inclined to
rush Mr. Churchill's motor car , and
tried to block its passage , but escort
ing cars packed with detectives suc
ceeded in working a way through the
- groaning throng and got the Church-
' ills safely away.
Mr. Churchill and John E. Redmond ,
the nationalist leader , reached the
marquee safely. Their journey
through the streets was marked by
nothing more serious than outbursts
of groans and hisses.
To guard against any invasion by
' the unionists only ticketholders were
admitted to the grounds.
Inside the marquee were effigies
bearing the labels :
"Carson and Londonderry Turn
coats and Traitors. "
These swung from poles. Bodies of
infantry and dragoons were stationed
a short distance fium the marquee in
readiness for emergencies. The police
challenged every one who tried to
pass into the grounds. Occasional
bands of rowdy youths marched by
with banners bearing the words :
"No Home Rule. "
"Down with Churchill. "
Picture Film Burns.
Neligh , Neb. , Feb. S. Special to The
News : A film burned at the Palace
theater last night , but an asbestos
cage presented a fire.
55 HOGS BRING $4,425 $
_ Clarence Wallace of Wisner Sells 55
at $80.45 Average.
Wisner , Neb. , Fob. S. Special to
The News : Clarence Wallace , a prom-
inent Duroc hog breeder four and a
half miles southwest of Wisner , owner
of Riverview herd , held a sale of thor-
oughbrod swine yesterday at which
fifty-fix e head netted 54,425 , an aver
age of $ S0.4j. The top price was $350t
paid by William Moderow of Beemor ,
R Col. T. C. Callahan cried the sale ,
which was the biggest in point of aver-
age price paid , held In Nebraska this
Hawallans Are Alarmed.
San Francisco. Cal. . Feb. 8. Kuliio
54 Kalanianaole. Hawaiian delegate in
congress , who sailed from San Francisco -
cisco for Honolulu , characterized the
BS increase of Asiatic population In Ha
waii ns "alarming , " and said he In-
id tended to use every possible means
id toward the enactment of exclusion
legislation. "Asiatics will hold the
ri- balance of powers in the islands in a
in few years unless they are checked. "
ahe declared "The school census alone
should give sufficient proof of this.
to- These children are native born and
to- therefore citizens of the United
AN EGG ! !
u ntivrlcht. 1912 )
MYSTERIOUS FIND MADE BY A
STANTON COUNTY DIGGER.
IS NOT "THE LITTLE TAILOR"
The Mystery of the Sudden Disappear
ance of that Early Settler Has
Never Been Cleared Up Foul Play
Stanton , Neb. , Feb. V. Special to
The News : Ed Page , Adrian Stein-
haugli , Victor Lemmli and Louis Mewis
were engaged In riprapping along the
Elkhorn river near this town. In the
vicinity of the mouth of Union Creek
they were engaged in digging a hole
to place an anchor. The crowbar that
Mewis was using to break the frost
came in contact with a white object
about eighteen inches below the suf-
face of the ground , which the hoys
'ir t supposed was a piece of white
ock. At the second blow , however , it
was broken and it was then discov-
sred that instead of a rock It wan a
iiuumn skull. Further exploration dis
closed the fact that it was the remains
of a white man , probably 5 feet C
inches in height. How he came to he
buried here or- what was his history
none of the early inhabitants know.
Many of the old inhabitants at first
onoluded that this was the remains of
the long-lost "little tailor. " This man
was a German and 'bachelor and disap
peared in the early seventies , and
while he was well known as the "little
tailor , " his true name no one now ap
pears to remember. He was one of
the early characters of the settlement ,
lie went from home to home and plied
his trade and supplied the clothing for
the early community. He was a man
of quite thrifty habits , and suddenly
disappeared , and it was generally un
derstood he had met with foul play.
The last definite information concern
ing him was that ho had been working
for Robert Keen , southwest of Stanton -
ton : that he had finished his work and
started for the home of Richard Oherg ,
whose residence was then about two |
miles south of Stanton. He had on
his person about $600 in money. He
had announced his intention of re
turning to Germany , and had made ar
rangements to meet a number of the
old settlers in town the following week
to settle up nls accounts with them.
Mystery of "Little Tailor. "
Richard Oberg , who was one of the
first county commissioners of Stantou
county , was a hard drinker and was at
that time supposed to be hard up.
Oberg claimed that the "little tailor"
had arrived at his place the day he
left Robert Keens' , but that he had
continued on to the home of Christ
Selle. Whatever the facts are , one
thing is true : that he left the home
of Robert Keen with over $000 on his
person , and he never arrived at Mr.
Selle's and was never heard of there
The following week his debtors came
to town to meet him , but the "little
tailor" was not there to meet them.
One of the old settlers , who desires
his name to be withheld , states that on
the Oherg farm at that time were two
wells , one n shallow one and one
which was dug to considerable depth.
The deep well contained the best
water , and a neighbor calling at the
Oberg farm shortly after the disappearance -
pearance of the "little tailor" found
that the deep well had been filled up
with manure and they were using the
poor water , and no explanations were
offered because of this state of affairs
and thereafter Richard Oberg purchas
ed a yoke of oxen and team of horses
and paid cash for the same. He had
I'lt-uously ' been in straitened circuin-
btances. but in due time , due largelv
in liis habits of intemperance , Richard
Oberg left Stanton county and went to
the Black Hills , where later lie died of
Dr. Underborg , who is one of the
old settlers of the county , though very
young at the time he first came here ,
examined the skull which was found
on Union creek , and determined in
the first place that the man was not
a German , becaiise the shape of the
skull was typically Celtic , which is
confirmed by the appearance of the
teeth and other indications which were
found , so that the conclusion follows
that the remains are not those of the
"little tailor. " and that the mystery of
the "little tailor" has not yet been
HOUSE DEMOCRATS TURN DOWN
.BRYAN SEES DEFEAT IN 1912
I . .
I By Adopting a Resolution Naming Fl-
| nance Committee to Investigate
1 "Money Trust , " Bryan Says Demo
crats Are Unfaithful to Public.
Washington , Feb. 8. An investiga
tion of the "money trust" was ordered
! by the democrats of the house in cau
cus last night after the Henry plan
for a special committee had been defeated -
, ' feated , 115 to CO. The caucus then in-
i structed the standing committees of
the house on hanking and currency.
1 judiciary and interstate commerce to
proceed with the inquiry.
i This action was taken after a spirited -
, ited debate , a feature of which was
the reading of a telegram from Will
iam J. Bryan to Representative Henry
of Texas , who led the fight for investi
gation by a special committee. The
telegram was as follows :
"I regard the caucus on the money
trust inquiry as a crisis. Its results ;
I will largely affect our chances In the
coming campaign. Please say to anyone -
) one who values my judgment that I
am heartily with you in demand for a
special committee. There are many
objections to an investigation by reg
ular committees , but it is enough to
know that Wall street prefers regular
committees. Wo cannot afford to al
low accused parties to select the jury.
Success to you. If our party is afraid
to offend the powerful financial inter
ests that have tought us since 1SUC we-
cannot expect public confidence.
"William J. Bryan. "
The democrats adopted the plan of
fered by Representative t'nderwood ,
the majority leader , as a substitute for
the special investigating committee
asked for in the decision submitted 1
by Representative Henry of Texas.
Sharp criticism of William .1. Bryan
for his imputations that the banking
and currency committee of the house
leaned toward the financial interests ,
and the passage of a resolution ex
pressing confidence In that committee
characterized the debate.
A roll call , enforced under a new
rule , was made public after the cau
cus. Among those who supported the
Underwood resolution were. Speaker
Clark , Chairman Fitzgerald of the ap
propriatlons committee. Clayton ol
Judiciary committee , Adamson of the
interstate commerce commission. Pujc
of the banking and currency commit
tee and members of those committees
The Henry resolution was snpportei
by Representatives .lames of Kentuckj
Burleston of Texas , chairman of tin
caucus ; Stanley of Kentucky , Moss o if !
Indiana. Riley of Illinois and tin
Bryan democrats of the house.
RIVER IS A RAGING TORRENT
MANY PEOPLE DEAD.
BODIES ARE CARRIED TO SEA
An Estimate of the Number of Victims
of the'Floods in Portugal is Impos
sible at This Time , But the Number
Will be Large.
Lisbon , Feb. ' 8. The number of vic
tims of the floods iu Portugal is not
> ot known but it will be large. Large
numbers of injured are being cared
for in hospitals in the flooded dis
The river Tngus Is n raging torrent
carrying seaway corpses and merchnii'
dis-e of all kinds. Many barges whicli
were anchored in the navigable sec.
tion of TaUB were sunk nt the first
oiiblatight ot flood run-outs : wore swept
seaward with a great mass of debris
from the upper part of tbe river , in ,
I eluding uprooted trees and the bodleiF
of cattle and livestock. Crops througli
HIP flooded district are ruine-d and nil
communication by wire is severed
Tlie chamber today voted $ SOnoou tc
aid the victims of the disaster.
Madrid. Feb. S. Serious- floods arf
reported from all parts of Spain and
Portugal. Many rivers und sniiillei
streams ha\e overflowed their baiikn
i inundating entire village All coin
! niunication by rail. wat < r or hiuhwaj
\ - huei-nipied and tin * , tyr : i. pre
I \Hiiung tin-- iii"pit ; < ii < if lii li > ; o ihf
1 t-tri ( IHn : towns
I UNITED STATES TAKES IN1TIA
TIVE FOR CONCERTED
Washington , Feb. S Secretary
Knox's note to Count \on Bcrnsteroff
tbe German ambassador , just mad <
public , Is taken to be the preliminary
of an expected exchange of notes be
tween the United States. Germany
Great Britain. France , Japan and Rug
sia , which would he of immense im
portance in placing all those powen
on record for concerted action am
an understanding in the protection o
the integrity of China.
While the note is addressed to thi
German ambassador , copies have beei
sent to all the other powers named.
"This unanimity of the subject o
concrete expression is aimed at in thi
identical noti presented by the reprc
sentntives of France , Great Britain
Germany. Russia and the Unitei
States , simultaneously to thi' pear
commissioners nt Shanghai on Dec
SO. as well as In the co-operative meas
tires taken for the protection of the !
common interests in China. The ai' '
vices received by this government
moreover , show that the other go\
eruments concerned have likewise ha
blmilnr exchanges of view and the
official statements of policy to th
name effect have appeared in the pul
lie press of various countries.
"It is therefore evident to this go )
eminent that all the powers have ute
to the present , by common conseiv
not only refrained from indepetideii
action and from intervening i
China's internal affairs , but have nc
ed in full accord with their mutual ai
e i Mirauces thut they would respect IK
! integrity and sovereignty. If , hov
ever , contrary tn all expectations , an
( Continued on eighth page. )
UDGE HOOK IS NOT TO BE AP
POINTED BY PRLSIDENT.
AN ELEVENTH HOUR DECISION
A Concurrence In a "Jim Crow" Law
Is Said to Have Been the Incident
in Judge Hook's Career that Led to
His Buing Scratched Off.
\\-shinpliiii. Feb. 8. HoHpiti' u
inrtH Hint President Tall bad dcti i
nliiod to appoint Secretary Nupol m
he dupreiiie court bench , friend * of
United States Judge William C. HMO ) .
today continued their efforts In luu
Kcprettcntathe Anthony of KaiiMi--
; ook to the while house today an aim
ih df .Uulne Hook's opinion in the
Oklahoma .Mm Crow" ease It wi- ;
Ibut decision which WOK mild to ha\r
lituhuited .fidgc Honk from the prcsi
dent's ! i t .of possible appointee
liU' KniiHiiiis express the opinion i"
day tha' .h'diu' Hook's "Jim Crow"
t-ane had been presented to the pn-s !
dent by 'hose Iriendly to some ntlici
cnniiidute Mr. Anthony said his aim
lysis uoulu present to the president
a v icot tne case.
Washington , Feb. S. The existing
vacancy on the supreme court bench ,
the fifth that has occurred in the
present administration , probably will
bo filled by Secretary of Commerce
and Labor Charles Naged of St. Louis
President Tuft Is expected to HOIK !
the nomination of Mr. Nngel to the
senate \\ithin a few days.
United States Judge William CHeek
Hook of Kansas , who until yesterday
was most prominently mentioned for
the vacancy , is said to have been elim
inated from further consideration at
nn hour's session of the cabinet
All the lawyers in the cabinet ex
cept Mr. Nagel wore present , and after
ward it was learned that the presi
dent had made clear his intention of
appointing his secretary of commerce
This report was so generally cred
ited that rumor was busy with a pos
sible successor to Mr. Nagel. Louis
Marshall of New York and Oscar Ro-
senwald of Chicago were among those
wiip wc.ro mentioned.
This Beat Judge Hook.
Judge Hook's nnnio was scratched
from the president's list almost at the
] eleveiith hour. This action was said
to be due to his concum-noo In a "Jim
Grow luw" decision in an Oklahoma
railroad case. Both the president and
Attorney General Wickershjun are unj
. .derstood to hold the opinion that
Judge Hook "went too far" in this
case , and Secretary of State Kuox.
Secretary of War StimKon and Secretary -
. tary of the Interior Fisher and the
other law > ers present at the cabinet
mooting evidently agreed.
Mr. Taft's only known objection to
the appointment of Mr. Nagel is that
he is ( ill years old. and ultbouch a law
yer of wale pnictiMbin - hud no judi
cial experi' nee
DENVER WOMAN IN RESTAURANT
PUTS WOULD-BE ROBBER
Denver , Colo. , Feb. S. A masked
bandit came to jrriet' earl > ioda > when
he was hit sViuareh in the face with
U hot custard pie while he was loot
ing the cash drawer in a downtown
restaurant herr The robben occurred
about 4 o'clock. Just aH the robber
entered the place , Miss Imv Monat. m
charge of the place at night , walked
forward from the kitchen in the rear.
In each hand she carried a steaming
liot custard pie.
"Hold up your hands , " demanded
"I won't drop thehe pies for any vil
lain like you , " she said.
"Don't you move , " the holdup man
said , ns he turned toward the cash reg
The soft part of the hot pie struck
f him squarely. The robber dashed
through the kitchen Into a back alley
Negress On a Jury.
Spokane , Wash. , Feb. 8. Dorothy
Coates , a negress summoned for jury
duty in the superior court here , is be
lieved to be the first woman of her
race in Hie United States to have the
opportunity of serving on a jury. She
owns considerable property here.
DIGGING OUT 69 MEN ,
They Talk and Joke with Rescuers
Through Air Pipes.
Sutler Creek. Cal. , Feb. S. Rapid
progress was made lust night by the
rescuers working to clear the shaft
of the Bunker Hill mine near here ,
where sixty-nine men were imprisoned
yesterday by the cuve-in of the shaft.
Ip The entombed men talked and joked
, through the air pipes with the rescu
lit ers through the night.
in The cave-in was caused by the
breaking of the cable ot the cage in
' the main shaft , which caused the col
IS'er lapse of the supporting shaft timbers
and tin- release of the first earth , that
completely buried the entrance. None
of the men was injured.
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