The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 22, 1912, Image 1
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY [ NEWS-JOURNAL , . , , . NOUKOI/K NKHKASKA. FRIDAY MARCH 22 1912. PREMIER ASQUITH REJECTS / MINERS' AMENDMENT. CLOSES DOOR TO SETTLEMEN' The BUI , Introduced , j. -I the Great est Calamity Engla c'6 -r Knew Must Still Run the Ga di 'f Com mltteemen. f- t > London , March 22. Pren. ; . s f qulllt In the hoiiuo of rommoi . aflernoon refused te > accept the tjrs' amendment to the minimum Wi hill preivldlng a minimum of $1.25 an 50 cents as the day wage for men : uu boys rospe'etlvoly. Eneich Edwards , labor member o parliament and provident of the Mil ors' Federation of Great Britain , a once acknowledged the premier's n Jeetlem eif the miner's amendment an cleised the door te > an Immediate se tloment of the strike1. The- bill which the government ii troduced Into parliament to put a sto to one of the greatest calamities tha ever overtook this country and whlc was read a seconel time In the lions of connnoiiB last night , still has to ru the gauntlet of the committee stagi It was hero that the miners' represei tutlves in parliament endeavored t procure the acceptance of amcne iiu'iits fixing minimum rates of wage ! Refusal Causes Sensation. The house had just entered on th commltteo stage of the mlnlmui wage bill when the miners' aniem ment was removed and Premier A quith's pronouncement , the gravity e which was immediately recognized b cause It' Is practically certain t bring about another deadlock , cause a sensation among tlio members. 1 opposing the miners' amendment tli premier said that he was inclined t think the figures reasonable ones , hi that it was most undesirable to i sort lu the bill any specific wage e te > establish the precedent of fixli the rate of wages by act of parll ment. It would , be pointed out , 1 peculiarly dangerous to the men thei selves , because if parliament expres ed its judgment that $1.25 .was..a fa minimum wage that sum would I treated as the maximum. Enoch Edwards , the miners' leaele declared the decision announced 1 the premier had shattered his hopi that the final form of the bill won commend itself to the getod sense both sides. The refusal of the amendmc ! meant the closure of the door whi < yesterday appeared open te > a settl ment. Andrew Bonar Law , the offici leader of the opposition sided with tl government which , ho said , could n have taken any other course. Government May Take Hand. If the miners refuse to work , tl government must face the necessi of taking those "other and dtffere measures , " foreshadowed by the pi mier yesterday and which are belie el to mean adequate protection f those men desiring to return to woi Despite the decision of the unio there already Is , particularly in Sc < land , a steady trickling of the mine back to the pits. Even with a gener resumption , however , the mines w not bo in working order again befo Easter and some of the smaller on which have been flooded will nev bo reopened. Some of the larger mine ownei lee , declare It will be impossible work their pits if the minimum ra of wages are granteel. Thousands Face Starvation. In the meantime starvation fac the industrial population of the coi ; try. The funds of the trades unlo are running low , and In some phic this week's payment of ont-of-wo benefit will bo the last. At Burstem In Staffordshire 4.0 meals have been served by the vie of the parish in the last eleven da ; for which a small charge has be made. Now the people of the dlstr are unable to bear the burden of pi ing even a penny for the meal , are ro compelled to fall back on chart Soup Kitchens Established. In Wales and Scotland and in t industrial districts of England , rel Work has been started and soup 1 ; obeiis established. There is "cam a mining village in Scotland whe the children are not being fed by t public authorities. The work o' Moving the distress Is gaining boyo the means of the local charities a demands are being made on the gi eminent to take it up. It Is estimated the miners thus ; have lost In wages $20,408,850 besle the depletion of the union funds. Factories and work of all kinds over the country continue to cle down and all the railroads are red Ing their services to the minimi The food supplies from abroad i also threatened. The Whole World Affected. The bacon factories and creamer of Denmark , which depend entln on England for their coal , will sc have to discontinue their shipmei to this country. News conies toe that one of the South American g rnrnents is commandeering i stocks of coal on hand at its ports naval purposes , which wJll profi the shipment of ment to England , It is officially declared today t ! the Derbyshire pits will not be CONDITION Of THE WEATHO Temperature for Twenty-four Hours , The Forecast. Maximum 21 ! Minimum It Average 8 Harometer 110.15 Dakota weather at 8 a. in. : Dead wood , 2l ! above , clear ; Rapid City , 28 clear : I'rcsho , 18 , clear ; Chamberlain 5 , clear ; Winner , 10 , clear. ' Chicago , March 22 ; The bulletin Is sued by the Chicago station of tin I'nltcd States weather bureau glvet tlio forecast as follows : Nebraska Unsettled weather wltli HIIOW or rain tonight or Saturday ; warmer tonight. South Dakota Increasing clotidl ness and warmer tonight ; Saturday probably unsettled. ' .poned until the surfacemen's de minds for increased wages have 'been compiled with. In political circles It is thought the return of Mr. Unlfour to the leader hip of the unionist party in the house of commons Is more of a temporary rrangcment. GAVE THE NITRfl TO SHHDY GUI HARTFORD REED , EX-CONVICT TOLD OMAHA WOMAN. SHE TESTIFIES IN COURTROOIV The Man Accused of Having Passei a Knife * to Albert Prince for Killini of Deputy Warden Davis , Impllcatei Directly in Mutiny. Lincoln , March 22. That ifartfon Heed , accused of smuggling the knit' to Albert Prince which was used b ; him in the murder of Deputy Warelei E. D. Davis on Feb. 11 , confessed ti Lillle Owen of Omaha that he hai also placed a gun and some nitroglj cerino in the hands of "Shorty" Graj was stated by the Owen woman a Heed's preliminary hearing this aftei noon. Mrs. Owen had previously state that Heed had confessed to her tha he had been instrumental in passln the knife used by Prince to the coi vict. HIS NAME NOT SHORTY GRA' Bullet in Leg of Dead Convict Reveal His True Identity. Lincoln , March 22. Charles Morlej the one convict who lived through th desperate battle near Omaha" last Mor day , soon will be called upon to ar swer for the part he took in the pen tentiary tragedy. County Attorne Strode has sworn out an informatio in justice court charging Morley wit murder , but has not indicated whe he will ask a hearing. Morley Is nc hopeful of the outcome of his cas and Intimated ho expected the ej tremo penalty. The bodies of Taylor and Dowd ar still in the mortuary room of the prii on hospital. The positive identity c Taylor , who has generally gone unde the name of "Shorty" Gray , wa learned. An autopsy on the remain revealed a bullet imbedded in his le ; received twenty-two years ago an went to prove what has been suspec ed , that Taylor's right name was Wi liam Murphy. . For a considerable period aboi 1890 Murphy was employed by Job Fitzgerald , former president of th Irish Nntion.il League of America. M Fitzgerald was a railroad contracts and Murphy was known as the "dym mite boy , " his duty being to hand ! tlio explosives used in blasting worl He became proficient in the use of e : plosives. lie received the wound i a quarrel with one of the Fltzgeral employes. Ills bad temper and 1ml its led to his discharge. His identit was established by a man who acte as sub-contractor in railroad work an know him well. Gov. Aldrich said he would recon mend to the next legislature that a appropriation be made for the famil of young niunt , killed during tli chase of the convicts Monday. KANSAS CONVICT ESCAPES He Had Admitted Bringing DynamU Into Federal Penitentiary. ll Leavenworth , Kan. , March 22. WI d Ham Smith , alias Brown , a former fe oral prisoner who admitted that 1 had placed dynamite and guns In tl United States prison here a fe months ago , escaped today from tl state penitentiary at Lansing , net 11 here , where ho was .servliis a se tenco for burglary. The dynamite and guns were 1 tended for use in n mutiny , it Is h lleved. Plan Judiciary Recall. Phoenix , Ariz. , March 22. A ret lutlon for the submission to the pc pie at the next general election of constitutional amendment provldli for the recall of the judiciary pass Its first reading In both houses of t Arizona legislature. A resolution pi vldlng for the ratification of the come tax amendment to the fcdei constitution passed its first readl in both houses. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES ARE LOOTED BY YEGGMEN. LEAVE $35,000 IN THE VAULT Bank Robbers at Beren , O. , Are Ap parently Frightened Away Before Arriving at the Big Sum of Money Locked In Safe. Cleveland , O. , March 22. Hobbers broke into the Bank of Berea , a pri vate Institution at Berea , O. , during the night and looted 100 safety boxes , obtaining $8,000 in cash and jewlery. They evidently were frightened away , as they left the Inner safe containing $ y. ,000 In cash , only partly drilled. Entrance was first made through an office door. The robbers then drilled through the office wall and the wall of the bank directly into the vault. It was necessary to penetrate ilrty-flvo inches of brick and mor- ar. AROUSES TWO CAMPS. Demand That Clark Withdraw in No w braska , Is Resented. Washington , Marc.n . 22. Tha reso- ution given out by Senator Gore in Jos Moiues , claiming to voice the lemand for some of the elemocruts In CobniHkn that Speaker Clark with- Iraw in favor of Woodrow Wilson in hat state , that Gov. Judson Harmon night be prevented from capturing he Nebraska delegation to the nation al convention , provoked criticism and attack from the national managers of both the Clark and Harmon headquar- ers here. "According to the resolution , " salt ! 'ormer Hepresentatlve Hobert B. Gor < don , manager of the Harma'i head quarters , the Wilson men in Nebras ca denounce a conspiracy in whlcli Clark is alleged to be a party ane ] hen seek to reform a conspiracy against Harmon with Clark as u will ng participant. " Managers of tile Clark headquarters icre declare that the resolution giver out by Senator Gore did not represent the desires of the "progressive" 01 'Bryan" democrats in Nebraska. The Premier at Shanghai. Shanghai , March 22. Premier Tang Sliao Yi arrived here today from Pe tin anel was met on the quay by v ; uard of honor of Chinese troops. He .vas escorted to his hotel by detach nents of French and British police l be solved satisfactorily within the Nanking tomorrow. No official an louncement concerning the constltu ion of tlie cabinet will be made prioi o its submission for the approval ol .he national assembly at Nanking Tang Shao Yi is optimistic about the situation in China. He says all qucs ions concerning loans and the organ zation of the republican government tvill be solved satisfactorly within the shortest possible time. BRYAN AHACKS HARMON Says He is Wall Street's Candidate- A Reply to Hitchcock. Lincoln , Marcli 22. Declaring tha Gov. Harmon is a reactionary am the choice of Wall street , William .1 Bryan lias given out an editorial state ment attacking the candidacy of the Ohio governor. Mr. Bryan comment ! on the attitude taken by Senatoi Hitchcock , favoring Gov. Harmon , ane adds : "Gov. Harmon cannot be nomlnatee without the active aid of Wall stree and Mr. Bryan has worked too hare and too long for progressive demo cratic principles to become instru mental in surrendering the party int < the control of the predatory interests If Nebraska's democracy instructs fo Harmon , Mr. Bryan will refuse t < serve as a delegate ( in case be ii electee ! ) but will Instead go to Baltl more as an Individual , and do wha he can for the nomination of a pro gressive democrat. Eleven Hurt In Street Car. Peru , Ind. , March 22. Eleven per sons were injured when a car on tin Fort Wayne & Indiana northern trac tion line , traveling at the rate of 31 miles an hour , struck a pile of cln ders and plunged Into the Wnbash * Erie canal about two miles from Pen today. It is thought that no one win injured seriously. THEN BRYAN WOULD BALK. He Wouldn't Go to Baltimore Conveti tion to Vote for Harmon. Kearney , Neb. , March 22. In hi speech at the democratic banquet her last night , William J. Bryan said if th preferential presidential vote at th coming primary in Nebraska Is fo Gov. Harmon and ho ( Bryan ) is elecl ed one of the elelegates-at-large , h will file his resignation nt once. H said ho would not go to the nationn convention at Baltimore to vote fo Harmon , whom ho charged was bacl ed by the Morgan and Hill interest ! Mr. Bryan praised La Folletto and cr tlclsed Tnft and Hoosevelt. Speechc were made by former Gov. Shnllenbei ger , O. D. Sutherland of Nelson , \ \ E. Heed of Madison , J. H. Moorehea of Falls City. I L. Albert of Columbui C. W. Poole of Tecumseh , H. L. Me calfo of Lincoln and E , F Munroe e Shelton. SELECTING THE GOOD ONES IGHT-MIHE _ FORTS- - ( CopyrlKM.i STIll AT ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI ARE IN ITS GRASP TODAY. IS SNOW AND RAIN AND WIND Taylorville and Jacksonville , III. , Are In the Grip of the Worst Storm in Years Public Utilities Crippled , Wires are Down. St. Louts , Mo. , March 22. Snow and rain , which fell yesterday and last night , have demoralized transporta tion and wire communication in I1U- nois and Missouri. A wind added really to the damage. Taylorville and Jacksonville , III. , are in the grasp of the worst storm in years. Public utilities have been crip pled and Taylorville is isolated. The Missouri river at this point is higher than it has been at any time for two years and is rising at a rate that causes alarm among farmers in the bottoms. The gauge at Cairo , 111. , registered 44.1 this morning , a rise of 17 for the tsventy-four hours. The water is within ten inches of the danger mark. The Mississippi rose 1.3 feet at St. Louis during the last twenty-four hours , the guago reading 20.7 feet at an early hour this morning. The dan ger mark hero is 30 feet. Davenport , la. , March 22. The Mis sissippi river rose another foot since yesterday morning , making a total of four feet in as many days. SIXTY-FIVE WIDOWS ARE LEFT BY MINE DISASTER. SEVEN BODIES STILL IN MINE These Will Account for the Entire 11C Men Who Were in the Mine at the Time of the Explosion All Citizens Helping to Dig Graves. McCurtain. Okla. , Marcli 22. Twen ty-nine corpses found late last nigh ! were removed today from the mine of the Sans Bols coal company am' efforts were renewed to locale sevei other miners. When the fate of the seven is ascertained the entire IK bwill have been accounted for. Twen ty-flve were taken out alive and tin bodies of eighty-four have been re covered. A small army of men this morn ing began the work of digging grave ! for the blast victims. Among thosi at work in the cemetery with picl and shovel are men from all nalks o life , for there was not enough com mon laborers available to meet the de mand. Wednesday's disaster has lef sixty-five widows and 250 faMierlesi children. Carr Case Not Up. O'Neill , Neb. , March 22. Special te The News ; John Carr of Stafford Neb. , charged with dangerously shoot Ing Joe Mciiugh last fall at Stafford will probably not bo tried this tern of court , as several witnesses who cai give important testimony in the cnsi cannot ho found at this time. Tlili Is Judge Dlckson's first session li O'Neill and ho is taking hold like ni old-timer Ho Is determined to clca the docket and dispose of every tin portunt case as soon as possible. IN COLLAPSE CHICAGO UNIVERSITY STUDENT DROPS UNDER STRAIN. WHILE RELATING HER STORY Miss Mercy , Telling Jury in Her Slan der Suit for $100,000 Against Dean of Wdmen in Chicago University , Breaks Down. Chicago , March 22. Miss Esther Mercy collapsed on the stand today while testifying in her slander suit for $100,000 against Dean Marion Tal- hot of the University of Chicago. Her collapse came as she was telling of her barring from classes at the uni versity. The young woman declared that she sought Dean Vincent , then a member of the Chicago faculty , and now presi dent of the University of. Minnesota , and asked him to aid her. "He told me thaf be had left the entire affair in Miss Talbot's hands , " said Miss Mercy. She pointed her finger at President Vincent , who wa3 in the courtroom , and exclaimed in a shaking voice : "Dean Vincent knows it is the truth and he can't look me in the eye. " Miss Mercy declared that Dean Tal- hot had used words to her directly at tacking her character. "She told me that the sooner I left the university the better it would be for me. " Sharp and heated answers were re turned by Miss Mercy to many ques tions put to her , touching upon her relations with her fiance , Warren E. Heynolds , whose present to the girl of a hat worth $250 and the subse quent theft from the headgear of valuable aigrettes brought about the difficulties from which the present suit arose. Though Miss Talbot's attorney said he did not purpose to show that Miss Mercy was immoral , he questioned I her repeatedly after she had admitted [ she knew Heynolds was married when she first became engaged to him and , when he gave her the hat. j Miss Mercy admitted she knew Heynolds had two children and that his wife was suing him for divorce , . and that Heynolds had been arrested on charges of immorality with other women ; hut she said she "didn't think it was the university's business , " so did not relate that fact , when , as she tostifled , Miss Talhot attacked her character in an Interview. She said .Miss Talhot told her she was immoral ; that she was- being clothed by men ; that her relations with Heynolds were not proper , anil that she was "little better than cer tain women of the streets. " ' Athletic BUI Causes Row. Albany. N. V. , March 22. Conten tion aroi > n in the semite o\or tlio com mitteo. reference of the Allen bll abolishing the state athletic coinmis slon. The bill was assigned to the judiciary committee but this raised i storm of protest and the reference finally was changed to the codes com mlttee. This action Is taken as ai Indication that an attempt to repea the Frawley law will not succeed a the present session. Coal Conference is On. Cleveland. O. , March 22. Whethe 200.000 miners in the bituminous coa fields would strike or merely wouli suspend operations April 1 dopondei largely on a conference today of i sub-conimittee composed of two mlii ors and two operators each fron western Pennsylvania , Ohio , Indian and Illinois. BARTON VS. PEOPLES & CO. CASI IS SETTLED. AROSE AT ST , CHARLES , S. C Barton Was Killed On His Way Horn by Falling Out of a Wagon Hi Widow Contended the Saloon Con pany Was Responsible. Fairfax , S. D. , March 2 ? . Special t The News : The Barton vs. People & Co. damage case , arising at S Charles over the death of a man nan ed Barton , was settled out of coui here this morning , Peoples & Ci agreeing to pay Barton's wldo $1,000. Barton was killed in falling out c a wagon. The contention of Ills wldo was that he had been allowed to eve indulge in liquor at the St. Charlc saloon owned by Peoples. MISS MERCY TESTIFYING. Says She Told Dean Vincent Aboi Persecution But Got No Help. Chicago , March 22. Miss Esthe Mercy , the former student at th University of Chicago , who is suln Miss Marlon Talbot , dean of women a the university , for ? 100,000 damage for alleged aspersion of her charade resumed the witness stand today an continued lier version of the event which preceded her expulsion froi the University. EW'ING MAN NOT CONVICTED O MURDEROUS INTENT. RETURN VERDICT AT O'NEIL \ The Defendant is a Young Man of Z Real Goodwin of Ewing Was U Victim of the Shooting Affray La ; October. O'Neill , Nob. , .March 22.-Special I The News : The trial of Norman Bn i gfcss , a young man living at 1C win Ne'li. , chargoel with the crime of shoe ing with Intent to kill , was decided : the elistrlct court yesterday. Burgei was arrested last October on a wa rant charging him with shooting He Goodwin , also of Ewing. The trl lasted three da.vs and the evidem tended to show that Burgess was n the aggressor In the trouble. He a young man less than 20 years eland and his reputation up to the time the trouble last October was good. H. Whelan , county attorney , hud tl e'iiso for the state , and J. A. Donoln for Burgess. Donohoo's argument the jury was a masterpiece ot lofi and eloquence , bringing tears to t ! eyes of several of the jury and son of the spectators. The case was glen on to the jury Wednesday ovenli anel yesterday they rendered a verdl of ordinary assault against tlio pr oner. They also requested Judge Die son to extend leniency to the youi man. The verdict is popular here ai In Kwlng. ' Gen. Noble Dead. Si Louis. Me ) , . March 22. G John W Noble.ho was secretn of the interior in President Harrlso cabinet , died hero this afternoon , ' had been sick a month. IS SIDNA EDWARDS , NEPHEW OF SIDNA ALLEN , TAKEN. HIS ARREST ALONE WORTH $1,000 The First of the Virginia Mountain cers Implicated in Courthouse As sassination' , Is Arrested Without Offering Any Resistance. lllllHVillo. Va. , March 2 : ' Sldmi I'M wards , nephew of Sldiia Allen and one of lht > Allen gang willed look to tlio mountains after tlio cmmhouse assassinations hero , was a rest oil to day at Lainhshurg. Va. , without re sistance , hy'a posse of dotoeti\on. Ed wards is being brought hero Ills capture loads to the belief that others of the mountaineers soon \\ill ho in custody. Young Edward * was arrested b Detectives Tom Kelts andV \ \ I'haiils , who .I'diind him \\andcrluK about aimlessly and 'hungry. ' His foot , bnrnod recently In a distillery had troubled him greatly and II IK be Moved he was unable to keep up witl > the swift changes of base made by the other HigltivoH. Ho will probably bo put through rigid examination when lie gels hero but there Is little thought that he will disclose the movements of his kins men. Sidna is 22 years old and a splendid did typo of the young mountaineer He stands over ( ! feet In height , weighs between 180 and 100 pounds , has dark hair and blue eyes. At first ' ii reward of only $ ; U0 ) was offered for his capture , hut after investigation as to his part in the shooting , Gov. Mann increased the amount te > $1,000 , the same as offered for the rupture , dead or alive , of Sldna Allen , leader of the clan. It is probable Edwards will be tak en to Hoanoke fejr safe keeping. L HillBVilio Va. .Marcll . in , . , . 22.--Out the hills and mountains along the Vir ginia and North Carolina border today re all of the sheriffs , detectives and losso men enlisted for the taking of he Allen outlaws , apparently deter- nined to stay in the field this time intil they have run down something lesides false clews. Just where the milters are or what they are doing , 10 one here knows. This commubity awoke today in a state of excited ex- ) ectancy over Gov. Mann's announce- nent yesterday that steps would be aken which he believed would result n the capture of the Aliens ( he lat er part of this week or the first ot icxt week. No inkling of the nature f the proposed action Is given out , a ; rlm silence having taken the place f the early confident talk by the of- Icials. Fear , that Information as to lie plans and movements of the earchcrs will leak to the fugitives las even resulted in an attempt to : ensor press dispatches. According to stories reaching here , Sldna Allen and his four nephowa , not nly have been in this vicinity sine * * hey shot up the Carroll court a week igo yesterday , but Sldna , weakened by wounds , actually ban slept tw.o lights at Ills own home. It Is said hat the mountaineers have constantly vatched their pursuers through field glasses and hr.vo used HiiceoHBtiilly a iflo shot code system. Floyd Allen , the man whose sentence * o a year in jail for Interfering with an officer precipitated the killing of udge , sheriff , prosecutor , sheriff , a uror and an innocent young girl , baa iiven out an interview from the Uoan- ke jail , carefully censored by his at ornoy. No reference to the tragedy itself vas made by the prisoner. He gave i sketch of his life and an account of the events leading up to his indlct- nent for Interfering with an officer , mil denied emphatically that he bad ever made "moonshine" whiskey. His son , Victor , also said be took no part n tlio courthouse shooting , that he vent to Hillsvllle unarmed to take a witness for his father and after the : ragedy made no effort to get away , localise he was innocent. Battle in Paraguay. Buoiws Ayres. Argentina , Murcli 22. A fierce battle.between the revolu tionaries and the government forces In Paraguay has been going on for some time and is still ringing , accordIng - Ing to telegrams received here from Ascuncion foduy. Women Save a Town. St. .Joe , Mo. . March 22. Credit for saving Hopkins , Mo. , from total de struction by fire Is given women of the town who. when a blaze that con sumed several stores early today , bre > ko out , went to the assistance of the male inhabitants and formed a bucket brigade , which continued in action until the fire was under con trol. A Strike Clash. Glasgow , Scotland , March 22 Many heads were broken in a pitched bat tle which ocurred at Klrkconnell In Dumfriesshire between striking min ors and tlio police. The police rout ed the miners of whom ten wore ar rested The miners , Incensed at non- unionists on the resuming work had attacked them and were beating them severely when the police appeared and charged , using their cluba freely.