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COUNTY MOTTO-All Tho News When It Is News. State Historical Scvitt) DAKOTA CITY, NEB., F1UDAY, JULY 8. 1910. XU3IBEB 45 OTA H kR Ail D) 19 KILLED, 29 HURT CINCINNATI SECTION OF TWEN. TIETH CENTURY' LIMITED CRASHES INTO FREIGHT. MISTAKE IN ORPERS CAUSE Cart Are Telescoped and Hardly a Person on Train Escapes Injury Coach Filled With Women and Chll dren Crushed by Engine. Mldri'.etown, O. Nineteen persons cere killed outright and a score In jured, 14 fatally, whin tho New York bound Bis Four passenger train No. 21, tho Cincinnati section of the Twen tieth Century Limited, collided head on with a Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton freight train near here Mon day afternoon. The engines are a maps of ruins, the rrasenger conches were telescoped, "' two part'y fe'esooped. while the smo , ker went over the basgage car and ' landed In a cornfield. The Big Four people had asked the rifiht oT way over the Cincinnati. Hamilton- & Dayton trac:k3 because of a freight wreck at Sharon, O. ,and the train was bowling along at approxi mately fifty miles an hour. It is said that the engineers of two trains did not see each other's engine until too close for the accident. Orders had ' been given it was said for "clear track 'for the Big Four train," which left Dayton ten minutes behind time about 'pne o'clock and which was trying to make up the lost time. The two engines crashed with ter rific Impact. - The massive engines fooi-lniT nn IIVp Hvln; thinsrs then crashed into and through the cars of ' both trains. As soon as news of the collision was received In Cincinnati the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton officials sent a train to the scene with Cincinnati -fhyslclana and nurses. Railroad officials of both roads also went to the scene. At the same time Middleton and Dayton rushed as sistance and the people of Middletown turned out almost en masse to ren der what assistance they could. When the engines crashed one of the steel monsters crushed through the combination baggage and smoking car and day coach which was large ly filled with women and. children. It was some minutes before a move at rescue work could be started, as the crews as well as passengers -were tossed about. When those too able reached the upturned cars they found dead and Injured persons lying near , or pinned under the heavy wreckage. Within a few minutes 11 bodies had' been . removed. Some of them were females, for the coach was what is known as the ladies' ar reserved es pecially for the women and children. While the dead were being removed willing hands were working with might and under distressing clrcum ' stances. The shrieks of irjuredj some 01 wnom were oyiug, me uiu nuu shouting , the noise of escaping steam as -it hissed from battered engines, made the affc.lr most distressing.' 1 UO UUUIVS Ul LUO UCQU vuu- veyed to ih station at Hamilton and ' here the scenes were heartreudlng. Crowds of men and women thronged 'around the building, many In search of relatives or friends they knew were on the train. The Twentieth Century train was In charge of Conductor Weaver. The freiarht in charee of Pilot Wald. had orders to meet the flyer at 1:07 at Coast Town. In advance of the, regular engine of the flyer was a Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton pilot engine in charge of engineer,- fireman and Con- v ductor Lange. The Big Four train was. in charge of Conductor Thomas Maloney. It is thought the fact that the Twentieth Century Limited was late was the main cause of the acci dent with having left Dayton ten min utes late the effort was being made to regain that lost time. The freight was on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & for a clear track at 1:07 p. m. When that time arrived she pulled out on ,the main line but was scarcely under headway when the flyer flashed into view and crashed into It. There was . practically no chance for either en gineer to reverse levers before the crash came. The dead: A. S. Garrlgun. Colum bus; Thomas Dunlevy and Wlldman Dunlevy, brothers, ' Dayton; Richard Van Horn, Dayton; Charles W. Molten, Dayton: J. Smith Kirk, Dayton: H. A. Smith, Dapton; George Fohley, Dayton; H. P. Baker, Cincinnati; Roy T. Snyder, London; Frank Golden, brakeman, Delaware; Kieng Yen Ling, , Chinaman. Columbus; C. P. Grant, Springfield: John W. Cooley, Mc Cutahenville; Fay A. Don Feniner, Pleasar.tvtlle; Jesse J. Body, Patriot, ind; three unidentified men. Seriously Injured: William Wcls 3er, pilot; W. M. Lamb, fireman; Rob ert Wall, pilot; William A. Schuliheis, Cincinnati; A. II. Menke, Columbus; Jchn Rankin. Will Rankin. Thomas McGee. Gary Ferguson, Carrie FergM ton, William Haller, all of Dayton. Fire In Czar's Palace. Paris. A wing of the historic Peterhof palace of St. Peternburg, con taining treasures of untold value, was distrcyed by fire, according to a dis patch received hore, and the loss is at least $2,000,000. Kidnaping to Erlng Death. Eaton Rouge, La. Kidnaping is to be made a capital offenre In Louisiana for both principals and accomplices. A measure to tb!s ciTect was passed almost unanimously In ite house he-re Satiwdav. MRS. PHEDUM'S GUESTS DISCUSS THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME ROOSEVELT AKD TAFT MEET FORMER EXECUTIVE CALLS ON PRESIDENT AT BEVERLY. Maintain Secrecy Concerning What Passed Between Them In Con ferenceMarked With Cordiality. Beverly, Mass. A smile spread over the face of President Taft Thursday afternoon as he hurriedly left his work In the library of the Burgess Point cottage and rushed to the veranda when the Lodge llmouBlne drove up, the "honk honk" of which was an nouncing the arrival of former Presi dent Roosevelt, They met Just outside the door and simultaneously Taft clapped a hand on the Roosevelt shoulder as Roosevelt seized the president's band in a strong grip. "Mr. President," exclalmrd the one; and "Theodore," cried the other. "By George," continued Roosevelt, "this is fine. 1 am mighty glad to see you, Mr. President." Thus, after a separation of sixteen months, Taft and Roosevelt met again, atthe Taft cottage here In Bevrly, with only Senator Lodge and Secre tary Norton present, all tho rest of the world being barred out. Those who witnessed the meeting say it was characterized by all the old-time cordiality of relations be tween the two that there was the best of feeling displayed and that the hearty bursts of laughter that pro ceeded first from tho president and then ffOm Roosevelt as they 6at on the veranda and chatted for two hours and a half, was strongly reminiscent of tho old White House days. In a long Interview with Chairman Martin A. Knapp of the commission Friday President Taft went exhaustive ly Into the provisions of the new law and later, In conversation with callers, he earnestly pointed out that there need be no apprehension that the com mission will run amuck or that the new law will be used to club Indiscrim inately all railroads that propose an advance in rates. The law, the president pointed out, was not passed for the purpose of lowering rates, or even of holding all rates where they are at the time of the passage of the law, but rather for the purpose of equalizing rates. RAIL RATES ARE LOWERED Interstate Commerce Commission Takes Action In Cases Affect ing the Entire Country. Washington. Reductions In class and commodities on all shipments west from Chicago to the Pacific coast were ordered Wednesday by the Interstate commerce commission. The commission decided that the cap ital Invested In railroad property and betterments did not justify the ad vance In rates to the point marked In the new schedules filed by the rail roads. The decisions are in what are known popularly as the Pacific coast cases. These cases were beard last autumn by the commission on Us six weeks' trip to the Pacific coast and intermountaln territory and bad been under consideration ever since then. In every instance reductions In the existing rates were made. Loses Eye Making Fireworks. Bloomfleld, N. J. Frank Chris tian, 30 years old, tried to manu facture home-made fireworks in a shed In the rear of bis home here. In an explosion which resulted, both his eyes were blown out and he was oth erwise terribly burned. He will die. Six Children Disappear. Terre Haute. Six children disap peared Sunday from the children's home at Hadley. The officials of the institution say a wandering violinist had been In the neighborhood and of fered to take the children to Terre Haute. Four Drown In Cloudburst. Lexington, Ky. One man and three children were drowned at Winchester, Ky., Monday, when a cloudburst caused f50,030 damage. Many buildings were wept away. CLEAN SWEEP FOR HARVARD Crews Defeat Yale Boats In Thret Shell Races on Thames River. New London. Ha -yard's d.ay of vic tory on the Thames Thursday culmi nated with success in the varsity eight. With her stroke oar all but col lapsed, Yale crossed the lino at thu New London bridge four lengths be hind the Cambridge crew. For three and a half mllos tho shells sped down the river almost abreast, first one and then another forging slightly ahead. Harvard was nearly a length ahead at the two-mile point and her bow showed In front for the greater part of the way, but time and again a gallant spurt brought the New Haven shell on even terms. Not until the boats entered the final quarter mile stretch did the Crimson look like a winner. Harvard's victories were the most decisive that ever marked the open ing of her annual rowing regatta with Yale. The Crimson freshman eight oared crew beat tho youngsters from New Haven by throe lengths, and the Haptard.. 'varsity four bettered this performance a little later by rowing away from Yale In the last eighth mile of a surprising race and finish ing four lengths in the lead. TREASURY HAS A SURPLUS Year Ends With Government Aheao $3,402,000, Against Deficit of $53, 734,000 Last June. Washington. A Burplus of $9,402,000 In the ordinary receipts and expendi tures, against a deficit last year of $58,734,000 wa3 announced by the treasury department Friday. Tho total deficit over all, which in cludes -'anama canal expenditures and the public debt, is $25,881,000, against $118,705,000 last year. The total oruinary treasury receipts were $13,300,000; total for month, $76, 271,000, and for the fiscal year Just closed, $ti69,064,000. The corporation tax receipts, which are Included in the last named figures, aggregated $17,362,000. Thu total ordinary receipts for the past year stand against $C08,589,000 for last year. The customs receipts during the past fiscal year reached $332,785,000, against $300,711,000 last year; the Internal revenue $267, S23.000, against $246,212,000 last year, and miscellaneous, $51,093,000, against $56,664,000 last year. The aggregate expenditures for the past fiscal year reached $659,662,000, against $662,324,000 last year. Among the ordinary expenditures were grants from the treasury of $8,495,000 on ac count of postal deficiency, against sim ilar grants last year of $19,501,000. Diver Finds Man's Body. La Crosse, Wis. John Murray, t. diver, located the body of the man sup posed to bo John Plein of Waupun In the hull of tho steamer "J. S.," which burned to the water's edge Saturday night. The body was wedged tightly between one of the boilers and wreck age and cannot be extricated until an other diver arrives. It Is located close to where the chip's prison was Eltuated. Curtlss May F!y Across Lake. Chicago. Glenn H. Curtiss, fa mous aviator and Inventor of aero planes, while In Chicago said he might be one of the contestants for the Walter Darlington prize of $5,000 for the first successful flight across Lake Michigan from Chicago during the aviation meet July 2, 3 and 4. Masked Bandit Robs Stage. Montrose, Col. A masked bandit early Friday held up the mail and ex press stage which runs between Pla cervllle and Norwood In San Miguel county. Several passengers were lined up along the road and com pelled to surrender their valuables. Mlzpah, Minn., Wrecked by Fire. International Falls, Minn. Fire Fri day practically wiped out the town of Mizpah, 40 miles south of here. Many business houses and residences were burned. Loss, $60,000. HEW YORX raiHARY LW LSOT SENATE FOLLOWS ACTION TAKEN BY ASSEMBLY. Republicans Join With Democrats In Defeating Dill Indorsed by Roosevelt. Albany. Swiftly and emphatically the senate fell in line with the assem bly Friday and FentMho Cobb direct nomlna.'on bill down to defeat. Tho final vote was 25 ayes to 19 noes, seven Republic pus combining with tho Democrat r.galnst tho bill. Twenty-six votes were necessary to pass the bill. The measure was killed after the amendmeu proposed by Lloyd C. Grlscom, chHlrman of tho New York corporation committee, and indorsed by ThcodorD Roosevelt, luid been in corporated in the mefiure by a vote of 24 to 21. The progressive? Inheritance as amended and passed by the assembly was enacted by a vcte of 38 to 4 and tho bill providing Ur au appropriation of $25,000 for the e.;v:::;es of tho ex traordinary session v.r.a passed in both housp3. The result or the f!:.t In the senate was even a more rrtltive refusal to accept Theodore IUxxv velt's leader ship in the matter th.m that of the assembly. The direct tax bill failed of enact lent. MANY DIE IN CLOUDBURST Three Kentucky Counties Are Swept by Storm and Flood Deaths May Reach Forty. Saylersville. Ky. Fiftt-en people are known to bo dead, fifteen addition al are reported aa having died and fully forty are inlnsing as tho result of a cloudburst In .Vr.gofTln, Floyd and Knott counties, Ky., late Tuesday. Twelve bodies of the known dead have been secured by the workmen In Saylor6vill9" and the towns affected by the terrible cloudburst. When late reports came in from sections lying near Saylersville, it was estimated by the people hero that, fully forty have been killed in the floods and that forty are missing from their homes. Saylersvillo Is the county seat of Magoffin county which la In eastern Kentucky. There are no railroads running to the town and little else than farming Is done in this vicinity. Floyd and Knott counties Ho adjacent to this county and have several small towns lying directly on the Licking river and large creeks which were af fected greatly by the downpour. It has been raining In this section for three dayu and the rivers and streams were all full of watyr when the down pour from the cloudburst broke over this section. Instantly mnny houses In this section were carried from their foundations and were swept Into the streams. Many of the people In these thre6 counties are homeless. The property damage is estimated to bo fully $100,. 000 and the losses In stocks and grains will go to even higher figures. RAILROADS GAIN A VICTORY Commerce Commission Grant Permis sion to Advance Grain Rates East of Buffalo. Washington. Announcement was made by the interstate commerce com mission Thursday that it will not sus pend official classification 36, Involving more than 6,000 items, which was filed to become effective July 1. This Is regarded as a victory for the , rail roads. Permission was granted by the com mission to railroads operating out of Buffalo to advance rates on Hour and other wheat products ono cent a hun dred pounds to eastern destinations. For nearly a month the commission has been overwhelmed with protests against the proposed new classifica tion, many shippers seemed to believe that the rearrangement of freight clas siilcatication would result in largely increased rates. Tho subject was con sidered carefully by the commission, a thorough and comprehensive check bejng prepared on the entire classifi cation. In the items and ratings in volved there are only fifty-eight changes, of which twenty-eight are re ductions and thirty advances, the lat ter Including twelve increases in car load weights. FOREST FIRES PERIL TOWNS Terrible Hrvoc Is Wrought In Rainy River District, Manitoba Loss Is Heavy. Wir.nirer;. Manitoba. Forest flret have during the past few days wrought terrible havoc in the Rainy Kiv:r c'iFtrlet. destroying timber and rroj-crty variously estimated at froir. tlir e to hIk million dollars. The town )f Kr'o In seriously threatened and is i-actifily cut o3 from (ommunlca ' .up ul li il.e oi.tsite with the excep 'ion of a ffr.fl? tehgrarh wire. Fort ,;,r:ire'is ir surrounded by fires and no a or-' can be -ot I rem the stricken ;v. n. Caltlc In Gets In Port. New York. The White Star liner llnltie, which was in a collision with the steamer Standard Thursday, ar rived enfely al quarantine Monday and proce-dfd up the bay to her dock. She showed no effects of the collision, hough reported seriously damaged. Ncted Attrcnomer Expires. Milan. Professor Schlaparello, the former chief asiionouu-r and director of the Milan observatory, wno discov ered ti e eanal-lil:e n.arkings on the planet Mars in 1877, died Monday. MELVILLE WESTON FULLER t t ts..-' , i .i y ... ... 't''i - M: - - it 4f! GIF JUSTICE FULLER B Aged Jurist Passes Away Suddenly at Sorrento, Maine. Bar Harbor, Me. Chief Justice Mel ville W. Fuller of the United States Supreme court died from heart failure at his summer home In Sorrento at six o'clock Monday mornfng. The death of the chief magistrate was unexpected, as he had been In fairly good health lately, and there had been no premonitory symptoms of any kind of trouble. Sunday he at tended ,-fhurch as usual, and when he retired at night he was to all appear ances In his customary health. Death came about six o'clock Mon day morning. His daughter, Mrs. Na thaniel Francis, and , Rev. James E. Freeman, who was a feuest of Justice Fuller's at his Sorrento cottage, "Main Stay," were with the Jurist when he died. The funeral services will be held at Sorrento and he Interment will be at Chicago. For many years the chief Justice had spent his summers at Sorrento, a summer colony located on French man's bay. "five miles from Bar Har bor. A Great American. To Chief Justice Fuller fell the honor of third rank for length of serv ice as presiding Justice in the highest tribunal of the American government. For 22 years he was chief Justice of the Supreme court of the United States. Chief Justice Marshall pre sided over tho court for 34 years and Chief Justice Taney for 28 years. With the future rests the determina tion of his rank among the eight chief justices or history for ability and accomplishments. Before Grover Cleveland sent his name to the senate on April 30, 1888, for confirmation as chief Juatlce, he was practically unknown except to members of the legal profession. In Maine, where he was born on Febru ary 11, 1833, he had been known as a well-behaved, rather scholarly lad. He had gone to Bowdoln college, and, Incidentally, there won most of the prizes for elocution. He had gone down to Harvard law school for one year. His Great Argument. From 1856 to 1888 he lived In. Chi cago, but attracted little attention out lide his Immediate circle of friends and associates at the bar until he undertook the defense of Bishop Cheney on a charge of heresy. His knowledge of ecclesiastical history and procedure astonished those who conducted the case, and his argument of the cause of the bishop before the supreme court of Illinois Is referred to still as a forensic effort seldom If ever surpassed In that court. He was a delegate to the national conventlona of the Democratic party In 1804, 1872, 1870 and 1880. The nomination of Mr. Fuller, then fifty-five years of age, was followed by j a memorable contest In the senate. Inducing a Sneeze. Probably everybody has exp ri triced the displeasure, If not actual pain, which comes from missing a sneeze. There is an easy way out of this if one happens to be out of doors at the time an dthe weather Is clear. Just glance at the sun. There is some thing about the brightness of It that supplies the missing Irritation, or whatever it Is that is needed, and nine times out of ten If tho sneeze has not got too far a ay It will come back. New York Sun. N - s;v , - ':; , The Judiciary committee, with Its Republican majority, to which the nomination was sent April 30, held up the appointment until July 20. Then the committee reported It to the senate "without recommendation." For three hours that body debated In executive session whether to con firm or reject the nomination. The attack on Mr. Fuller was led by Sena tors Edmunds, Evarts and Stewart. Senators Cullom and Farwell defend ed him. The reports that ho had been a "copperhead" during the Civil war and that be did not possess the re quisite ability aa a lawyer were gone over. His Great Victory. Finally, by a vote of 41 to 20, his nomination was confirmed. Since that day the entire court, as it then existed has passed away with the single exception of Justice Har lan. Of those prominent In the fight over his confirmation only Senator Cullom remains, and President Cleve land, who thus honored the Illlnohi lawyer, has thus gone to his grave. Throughout his service Chief Jus tice Fuller was noted for the dignity with which he filled the position. He preserved that manner on tho bench or oft Although small of stature, not more than five feet seven Inches, hU wealth of silvery hair and classic features made him a commanding figure wher ever he appeared. Chief Justice Fuller leaves an in- dellblo stamp on the laws of the coun try. Among his most famous opinions are. the following: His Famous Decisions. ; Tho Income tax decision, in which the income tax law was held to bo un constitutional. The Danbury hat case, by which la bor unions were held to be amenable to the Sherman anti-trust law. The Western Union Telegraph com pany versus the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in which the state was denied the right to tax telegraph mes sages, except when Interstate, The Bank of Washington versus Hume, in which the insurable Interest of the wife and children In the life of the husband and father was recog nized as distinguished from the claims of creditors. Inman versus South Carolina Rail- wny company, in which the railroad was denied the power to exempt it self from liability for its negligence in the shipment of goods. Moore versus Crawford, In which married women were made to bear lia bilities, such as those growing out of the fraudulent salo of land, as well as the legal rights. Leisy versus Haddin, in which the state wns denied rights over original packages of liquor In Interstate com merce, an opinion which led to the passage of tho Wilson liquor law. Climatic Differences. On the coast of southeastern Alaska the average annual precipitation is about ninety inches and trees grow to a large size; in the central plateau, tho precipitation is less than fifteen inches, including the melted snow and the average size of timber la small; while on the arctic slope, north of Rocky mountains, climatic condi tions make forest growht altoge-her impossible, and those vast tundras are covered chiefly with moss, sedres and a few small shrub. JEFFRIES PUT OUT COLORED MAN PROVE3 HIM3ELF SUPERIOR FIUHTER. AGE OUTMATCHED EY YOUTH Former Champion Proves Unable t Exchange Blows With tiio Husky Colored Man, Now King of the PrL-e Rirjj. By W. H. M'LAUGHLIN. Reno, Nev. Jack Johnson showed that he Is clearly entitled to he called the greatest heavy we'ht fig'iter In the history of the prize ring when he knocked James J. JolTrics cut in the fifteen round of their encounter In the nrena here. A most remarkable knockout it wns. Near tho close of the round Johnson put In a Ml to Jeff's Jaw and followed it with a right. This wns right near Jeff's own corner. The former champion staggered to the floor of the ring and ns he rolled over the bell sounded. This, if noticed by the ring ofTlcials, would have given Jeff a chance to rest for the minute interval between rounds, but appar ently everybody, princitais, referee, timekeepers, seconds and advisers had lost their heads and the bout went on. Johnsen, setting himself r.a Jeff arose. pounced on htm again and pounded him across tho ring. Again and aain he sent Jelf to tho floor and through the ropes In almost the same sj:ot. Jim Corbett, Abe Attell, Roper Cornell and lion Armstrong boosted the Eemi-con-sclous Jeff to his feet, but Johnson wns there once more and smr.shed him a right to the Jaw that sent him down for keeps. Jeff did not lose consciousness. Ho had an awfully tired and Bheepish look as they half led, half carried hlrn to hla corner, a brokenhearted, disap pointed man on whom the agony of defeat was written In lines more "Jack" Johnson. strongly than pen can portray. As soon as it was seen that the most sensational contest of prize ring his tory was over there was a scramble for the ring. From every side the crowd surged forward and climbing over seats and benches they swarmed within the ropes. Jef :, bleeding from a score of cuts and bruises, sat in his corner trying to understand what hia seconds and other friends were telling' him. "What's that?" was the burden of his conversation, as he gazed about. "Cheer up, Jim." said Corbett, "you did tho best you could." "Not a lot was it?" said Jeff a few minutes later. Jeff rested a few mlnuteB before he was able to steady himself enough to make his way out of the ring and to the room where his handlers took hold of him and brough him back to condi tion; ; In the mcnntlme, tho police, the deputy sheriffs and the special con- stables were having a hard time of it trying to clear the ring. Chief Burke; of the Reno force hustled men off thej platform right and left. The deputies! and constables helped and soon the. platform was quite clear. About a' dozen men, with big wild west re-, volvers, formed a guard around John son aa he left tho ring to go to his quarters. There was not a sign of hos tility toward the black as he worked his way along one of the runways lead- . lng from the ring, In fact it was ap parent that his victory was neither a surprise nor a disappointment to a big crowd who watched the fight. As a whole the fight was a very sorry spectacle. Jeff never showed from the start enough speed or skill. He did not attempt to box with the negro. Aged Gold Hunter Dies. Anna, 111., July 4. Llndor D Bliss, ntnety years old, died here. He took the first gold raining machinery used in the California gold fields across the Rocky mountains and was a noted hunter. Whits House Open to Public. Washington. July 4. All the rooms of the White House will be accessible to the public during the coming sum mer for the first time in many years. Before leaving here President Taft gave instructions that the buildings should be thrown wide open. Congressman Brownlow Low. Knoxvllle, Tenn., July 4. Congress man W, P. Brownlow of the First con gressional district of Tennessee is re ported dying at bis home in Johnson City.