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Want to be .1 Guard nt State's Prison ?
\ \ Hlanton. Nol ) . , March 20. Special
to The NOWH : dipt. Archer , Bur-
imni of the local National Guard
coiniiany IK jimt In receipt of a letter
from Adjutant General I'holpH which
rviitioHtH that ho recommend name
member of IIH ! company to poHltlon
ot guard In the Nebraska penitentiary.
Tliln position gives a milary of $50
per month with allowances , rations
anil ( | iiartcrH , anil HliiHtratuB the fact
that the training which In received In
a national guard company IH regard-
H ! valuahlo by thoHo In positions of
authority who have Investigated that
SELLS HOUSE WITH SPY GLASS.
Makes Deal Without Taking Customer
Within Three Miles of Property.
"Wichita , Kan. , March 20. Allen Av-
i-rly , a real catnto man of thin city ,
recently Bold a lioimo and lot to a man
who examined the property through a
fluid glaHH and wart never nearer than
three mllcH to It.
"Huvo you a Hinall IIOUHO In the vi
.L.- . , , * * * cinity of the Orient shops ? " asked W.
11. Wilson , who visited the leal estate
"Wo have , " Bald Allen A very.
"Could you Hhow It to mo this aft
ernoon ? " asked the man.
"I can show It to you In ftvo min
utes , " was the reply.
"Well , If you can Hhow mo a house
near the Orient shops In five minutes
I'll take It , " said the prospective
Mr. Averly took a field glass from
his desk and telling the man to fol
low , stepped Into the elevator , rode to
the 10th floor , went out onto the roof
and by the use of a field glass showed
the house , which was three miles
Wilson was game and agreed to
lake the IIOUBO before he had descend
ed from the roof of the skyscraper.
Stanton , Neb. , March 20. Special
to The News : James Ilamous , fire
man on Northwestern , and Miss Hat-
tic Otto , both of Norfolk , were mar
rled by llev. John F. Poucher at the
Methodist rnrsonage at Stanton , yes
Madison , Neb. , March 20. Special
to The News : Judge McDuffee issued
a marriage license to Theodore Eck-
mann of Wayne and Miss Paulina
Wienck of Madison.
HAS 27 SONS.
Kansas Man Stops at Denver Hotel.
No Two Sleep Together.
Denver , March 20. Two by two , 14
youths , ranging in age from C to 16
years , filed into the lobby of a local
botcl. A stout man following them ap
preached the desk.
"All mine , " said he to the clerk ,
"and there are thirteen more back in
Cioodlaml , Kan. "
Ho wrote "Nathan Alexander" on
"Single rooms , and fifteen of them , '
said Alexander. " 1 never doubled
them up yet , and I don't purpose to do
it now. "
"That will be $ . ° .0 , " replied the clerk
Bishop Williams at Nellgh.
Neligh , Neb. , March 26. Special to
The News : Bishop Williams of Omu
ha confirmed a class of twenty-five
last night at St. Peter's Episcopal
church. A 6 o'clock supper was glv
en at the rectory by the Guild ladles
which was attended by the Business
Men's club and the bishop.
Election ( n Des Molnes.
DCS Moi.ies , la. , March 20. James
11. Hanua , the present incumbent was
ie-elected mayor of Des Moines a
the regular city election here , polling
10,77 ! ) votes , while his opponent , Dr
Thomas Dnhlgg received r ,01l votes
Only one member of the old clt.
council , Zol Roe was re-elected. The
new members of the city council art
Police Judge Fred VanLlew , W. G
Needham , ho was supported by tht
labor'unions of the city and J. I. My
erly , formerly postmaster of Dei
John MacVicar , the advocate of the
commission form of municipal govern
inent and member of the old city
council , was second low man. Coun
cllman Wesley , a former mine otfl
cial , receiving the lowest vote.
Charles Schram , head of the city fi
nance department , made a good show
ing but fell below the required num
ber. John L. llamery , who was de
fentcd two years ago , was COO vote
short of election.
Chinese Attack Americans.
Hankow , March 26. The three Am
ericans , who were attacked by pir
ates on thn Yang Tse river at W
Shan , Messers. Coffman and Shadoi
were teachers employed In the school
of the Chinese government , at Chen
Tu. Consul Gen. Paul James is leas
ing Shanghai for I-Chang.
"Aunt Kitty" Passes Away.
West Point , Neb. , March 26. Spec
ial to The News. In the death of Mrs
Catherine D. Neligh , which occurre
Sunday night , West Point has lost it
oldest resident. Mrs. Neligh was th
lirst white woman to make her res
denco in what is known as Cumin
county. She came here with her hns
band , the late John D. Neligh , th
father and founder of the city of Wes
Point , In the year 1856. She was 7
years of age at her death. Mrs. N
ligh had tno distinction of being th
mother of the first white child bor
within the confines of Cuming coun
ty. Mrs. Alice Sims , now residing
here. She is also survived by three
sons , William T. S. Neligh , U. S.
Grant Neligh , and John P. S. Neligh.
"Aunt Kitty , " as she was affection
ately called , was a woman of remark
ably gracious personality , the soul
of kindness and hospitality , a favorite -
ite with all classes of the community ,
especially the children and young pee
ple uhom Khu cBpuclally loved andc ,
who , nioio than anyone , will miss her
bright and genial prt'Hunco. Almost
up to the time of her death she was
lumy In charitable work , ever minis
tering to the wants of the poor and
afflicted and doing her best , at all
tlnu'H , In season and out of season ,
to alleviate pain and trouble. She
was a trus "Mother in Israel , " a per
fect typo of the fast disappearing
bravo pioneer women of Nebraska , tin-
Kelflsh and self-denying , generous to
a fault , spending their lives for others
and building up a race of men and
women who are today enjoying the
fruits of the toll and sacrifices of
such as EH ) ! and her late lamented
Mrp. Neligh died a painless death ,
sinking to sleep In the arms of her
beloved children , her life work done
and her spirit ready to return to that
Infinity from whence it came.
For Missouri Governor.
Jefferson City , Mo. , March 20.
David A. Hall of Pike county filed
his declaration as a candidate for the
democratic nomination for governor.
Antelope Deputy Sheriff.
Neligh , Neb. , March 20. Special to
ho News : Sheriff L. Bennett has
ppolnted Harry C. Frady of this city
s his deputy , and the bond was ap-
roved last week by the county board
f supervisors. The appointment Is a
orthy one and the general sentiment
anctlon the actions of Mr. Bennett.
BLUNT INQUEST FRIDAY.
Coroner Postpones tnqulry Into Young
Springfield , Neb. , March 20. Coro-
or Armstrong announced that the
Hunt inquest , which was set for this
lorning a * 10 o'clock , had been post-
toned until Friday morning at the
ame hour. It was found impossible
o secure the attendance today of
omo witnesses whose testimony was
: ieeded. The inquest will be held in
ho town here.
Three Lake Steamers In Ice.
Chicago , March 20. Three steamers
vhlch were caught in the ice off of
jvanston last night were reported six
uiles out in the lake today battling
vith the floes In an attempt to reach
'hicago. An unbroken stretch of ice
eparated the vessels from port , and
here seemed no hope of reaching the
ity before evening unless the wind
hould shift. Fears for the safety of
he 150 persons aboard , however , were
illayed by wireless messages. All the
oats are well provisioned and coaled
ml those on board are suffering no
lardships. The marooned steamers
; re the Racine of the Northern Michi-
an Transportation , company and the
Mabama and the Georgia of the Good-
ich transit fleet.
Smith Wins In Sioux City.
Sioux City , la. , March 26. A. A.
Smith was re-elected mayor here over
Jonathan W. Brown by one of the
closest votes in the city's history , his
lead being less than ICO votes. G.
B. llealy and E. O. Wesley were reelected -
elected commissioners. The fight for
lie other two commissioners is be
tween Charles O'Shonessy , Ed Evans
and W. E. True , all three running
within 100 votes of each other in early
returns. Mayor Smith is serving his
first term under the commission plan.
His friends claim his victory is due
o a successful administration in the
last two years.
Madison , Xeb. , March 20. Special
o The News : The funeral of Mrs.
\nn England-Stork was held at the
old home eight miles northeast of
Madison Sunday and interment made
.n Crown Hill cemetery , beside her
uisband who died three years ago the
Hth day of May. Mrs. Stork was a
pioneer of Madison county and per-
laps no woman , who has lived and
ilied in this county has left a more
abiding impression. Mrs. Stork pass
ed away Friday evening , March 22 ,
just at tlie close of the day , being SO
years and 2 months old. She was
born at Dowsvale , Lincolnshire , Eng-
and , coming to New York state with
icr husband and two infant children
n 1S , " > 3 and removing to her present
lome , then a homestead , in this coun
ty , in 1870. She leaves to mourn
ler departure three sons William , of
Madison ; Charles , residing northwest
of Madison and George , at home ; and
six daughters Mrs. Rebecca Burney ,
Mrs. Mary Lyons , and Mrs. Hannah
Lyons of Madison ! Mrs , Amy Wilber-
ger of Lincoln ; Mrs. Jennie Lyons of
Enola , and Mrs. Gusta Wright , at
Rev. Zanders , Episcopal clergyman '
of Columbus , conducted the funeral !
Oscar Wassem Wins.
Lincoln , March 26. Oscar Wasaem ,
the Omaha wrestler , last night defeat
ed George Gion of Aurora , Neb. , in ;
their match for the state championship - |
ship and a side bet. Wassem won in i
straight falls with but only after a '
desperate struggle , the first fall com
ing after 1 hour and C minutes , ' the
second in 34 minutes , Gion , the
lighter of the two , set the pace at the
outset , and wore himself out , Wasscm
reserving his strength for the oppor
tune moment , when he pinned his man
Flege Jury to Report Monday.
Ponca , Neb. , March 26. Special to
The News : The jury to try William
Flege , a farmer living near Wayne ,
for the murder of his sister , Louise f
on Juno 30 , 1910 , will be convened in
Ponca next Monday noon. Court ad '
journed last night till that time. This
is Flege's second trial.
Flege's nttorneys did not ask for a
change ofenue. . A motion was made
petitioning the judge to overrule the
"first degree" murder charge , but t
tills was overruled.
At his first trial William Flege was
convicted of murder and given a life
sentence , but the Btipremo court
granted n new trial. Miss Flcgo was
killed on the Flego farm , near Wayne ,
on Juno 30 , 11)10. )
Louise Flego was found dead. Elcli-
tenkamp , an employe on the farm ,
claimed he saw Flcgo kill his sister.
William Flcgo was arrested and
charged \vlth the crime. Aftpr n long
trial ho was convicted and sentenced
to t life imprisonment at Lincoln. At
ter t serving a few months ho was lib
erated pending a second trial.
The work of the doctors who ex
amined Loulso Flego'a stomach will
play an important part in the trial.
The defense hopes to prove an alibi
'or Flege and in this manner clear
him of the charge.
Seldel Exonerated ,
Milwaukee , WIs. , March 26. At the
session lasting until long after mid
night Emil Seldel , the socialist mayor ,
was exonerated of a charge of nialea-
sance In office brought by the opposi
tion , tin- charge being that ho sup
pressed Information on Which taxes
should have been higher against fav
ored taxpayers. The charge was in
vestigated by a city council commit-
: ee , consisting of five socialists and
none of the opposition and the social-
Ht council confirmed the report of the
Butte Miners May Strike.
Buttc , Mont. , March 20. The Butte
miners' union of the Western Feder
ation of Miners voted to take a refer
endum vote next Thursday upon the
question of striking. The controversy
leading up to the vote resulted from
the discharge of several hundred min
ers because it was said they were active
tive members of a socialist club. The
miners say the men Were discharged
to prevent the election next month of
more socialists to the city council.
Put Poison In Cistern.
Muscatine , la. , March 26. A plot to
wipe out the family of Charles Reed ,
a non-union button worker , was dis
covered hero today when a chemical
test proved that poisonous acids had
been placed in the cistern of drinking
water at the Reed home , according to
the ( police. Prompt medicalNittention
saved ( the life of Mrs. Reed , who had
drank , some of the water. There is
no , clew.
OMAHA LUMBER YARD BURNS
Missouri River Lumber Company Suf
fers $40,000 Loss.
Omaha , March 20. A spectacular
fire destroyed the greater part of the
Missouri River Lumber company yards
at Thirtieth and Boyd streets last
night , besides putting out of order all
the independent and Hell telephones
north of Boyd street. The origin of
the blaze cannot be determined.
The Missouri River Lumber com
pany Is owred by F. H. Bowman of
Minneapolis and II. G. Kranz. 3335
Woolworth avenue , Omaha. Mr. Kranz
is the local manager and ho said last
night that he roughly estimated the
damage at between $40,000 and ? 50 , <
000 , which amount is entirely covered
Chappel Banker Dies.
Cliappell , Neb. , March 26. Fred
Sudman , president of the First Nation
al bank of Cliappell , died yesterday
after an illness of one week. Mr.
Sudman was one of the pioneers in
this county , coming here in 18S3. Ho
has large holdings in Cliappell , Osk-
kosli and Lewellyn. He leaves a
widow , three daughters and one son.
It was only about six months ago
that Mr. Siidman's son was killed in
an au'omobile accident.
For Killing Her Husband.
St. Louis , Mo. , March 20. When
the case of Joseph Siedel and Mrs.
Annie Hunning , charged jointly witli
the murder of the woman's husband ,
Martin Hunning , was called in the
circuit court of Hillsboro , Mo. , at
torneys for the defendants obtained
a continuance until late in the after
noon. A notice was served that a
change of venue would be asked.
Hunning was shot and killed Dec.
9 , 1911. His wife * was in the house
at the time with her husband. The
shot was fired through a window.
Court Adjourns at Fairfax , S. D.
Fairfax , S. D. , March 26. The reg
ular March term of the circuit court
for Gregory county was finally ad
journed yesterday by Judge William
son , of the Eleventh judicial circuit ,
the business on hand havlrg all been
Among the last business of the
term was the sentencing of Pat Ste
vens , found guilty by a jury at this
term of the charge of robbery and at
last term of jail-breaking , to an Indeterminate -
determinate sentence of from three to
five years in the penitentiary , the sen
tence being co-ordinate fpr both of-
Lloyd Forgraves * sentence was from
. /our to fiv < > years and a stay of exe-
cution was granted for thirty days to
perfect an appeal to supreme court.
In both cases against Stevens and the
one against Forgraves , both parties
are to be permitted bail during the
perfection ot appeal.
Forgraves was convicted of "white
How Much Did he Make on the Horse ?
Valentine , Neb. , March 27. Special
to The News : This city Is confront-
ed with a grave condition. A little
1 problem in arithmetic Is the cause of
all. If a man sold a horse for $90 ,
I then bought it back for $80 and sold it
again for f 100 , how much did he make
on the two transactions ?
This problem is the source of much
heated discussion that has thrown
the whole town Into a turmoil. In
e.the hotels , drug stores , restaurants ,
and oilier places where men gather ,
this absorbing question is being ar-
Igued pro and con. All asreo that he
either made ? 20 or $30 , but which is
correct Is the highly disputed point
Hankers , merchants , lawyers and
prominent stockmen have entered In
to the controversy and the arguments
wax warm and furious. Local poll-
tics have been forgotten for the time.
The peaceable citizens of thin city
are trying to find some one who Is
skilled as an authority in arithmetic
to intervene and declare which an
swer Is correct before blood is spilled.
1,078 Delegates in Convention.
Omaha , March 27. The exact num
ber of delegates In the republican na
tional convention Is definitely fixed by
this statement by Victor Rosewater ,
acting chairman of the republican na
tional committee :
"In view of the many Inquiries , It
may bo stated officially that the num
ber of delegates In the. republican na
tional convention under the call Is
1,078 , making fi40 necessary majority
to nominate. This Is nearly 100 more
than In the convention of four years
ago , which consisted of 9SO delegates.
With the exception of Hawaii , whose
representation is Increased from two
to six , all the increases correspond
with Increased congressional repre
sentation under the new 1910 appor
tionment. The apparent discrepancy
over New Mexico and Arizona comes
from the fact that New Mexico has
been accorded two representatives in
congress although the- apportionment
gave it only one. "
A Sale Pavilion.
Ewing , Neb. , March 27. Special to
The Newj : As the facilities for our
stockmen and farmers have been so
inadequate in the past for the taking
care of and disposal of their stock a
meeting was held at the city building
at which our citizens took a very live
ly interest. At the meeting articles
of incorporation were formed looking
towards the erection of a sales pavl
lion and stock yards for the better ac
commodation of our farmers and
stockmen with pedigreed stock and
all others who may wish to avail
themselves of the opportunity. Any
or all of our farmers can avail them
selves of this great advantage if they
so desire. About $3f'00 ' has been
subscribed. This is one of the best
moves our citizens have ever token
along conservative lines. The follow
ing officers of the corporation have
been elected : W. II. Graves , presi
dent ; J. L. Fisher , secretary ; J. N.
Trommerschausser , treasurer ; John
Berlgan , manager. The board of di
rectors are : J. L. Stringfleld , M. T.
Sanders , John Carr , William Snjder ,
James Leahy and J. S. Weaverling.
Our little city has taken on new life
since the new enterpribo has taken
hold and Contractor Davis with a
force of men commenced Monday to
carry out the work of the corporation
and in which the first sale is expect
ed to take place April 13.
Superior , Neb. , March 27. Burling
ton train No. 14 was v. recked a HttK >
over two miles west of Bostwlcfc.
Engineer Paul Temple was instant
Firemen Frank "Rainey's legs wen
broken and ho was very serious ! }
scalded by escaping steam.
Suffragette To Jail.
London , March 27. One hundred
and twenty-six suffragettes were plac
ed on trial at a special sitting of the
county of London session in connee
tion with the window smashing raids
in London .on March 1 and March 1
Judge Robert Wallace sentenced a
succession of them to terms ranging
from four to six months imprisonment
In some cases where the women un
dertook not to repeat the offense thej
were bound over for judgment if call
ed upon. Traverse Humphreys , conn
scl for the treasury , in his speecli for
the prosecution emphasized the fac
that the raids were an organized at
tack on property and could not be
MRS. BLUNT IN LINCOLN.
She Interviews Gov. Aldrich and Con
vict Morley at Prison.
Lincoln , March 27. Mrs. Roy Blunt
wife of the hostage who was killed In
last week's fight with Convicts Dowd
Gray and Morley , accompanied by her
father and mother , arrived In the city
After a short visit with Gov. Aid
rich they then went to the state pen !
tentlary , where they held a long conference
ferenco with Warden Melick.
Convict Morley , the surviving mem
bed of the fray , was interviewed bj
them during their call at the institu
tion. The substance of the visit wa
not given out.
Information from Springfield is to
the effect that a special officer nam
cd Reed is investigating the allegei
misconduct of Sheriff Hyers of Lan
caster county In behalf of Lancaste
Hyers , it has been cnarged by farm
ers in the Springfield posseo in the
convict chase , was under the influenc
of liquor. An affidavit from A .S
Emtoy , who was driving the rig Hy
ers used before ho took a horse from
George Phelps , is said to have statee
that Hyers was not drinking whlli
in the rig.
It became known here that Jamei
Blunt , father of the dead man , ha
retained W. R. Patrick of South Om
aha to represent him at the inquest.
Court at Madison.
Madison , Neb. , March 27. Specla
to The News : District court conven
ed in Madison for an equity session
Monday afternoon and adjourned yes
terday morning. Judge A. A. Welcl
prenldlng , W. II. Powers , court report
er. The following cases received at
Charles E. Gibson vs. Levl Gutr
and Ingeborg Gutru , remanded. Coi
tinned by agreement.
Abram White vs. Charles B. Dur
land as mayor of city of Norfolk , Ii
junction. W. L. Staples appointed
referee to make survey from a known
established or agree governmiMital
corner and report to court locatlqn
of East line In controversy.
William M. Cubblson vs. Nellie
CubblBon. Divorce. Dismissed by
plaintiff at plaintiff's costs.
First National Bank of Humphrey
vs. Carl Tcske. Appeal. Motion of
defendant for new trial overruled. De
fendant exccpts. Judgment on ver
dict. Defendant excepta. 40 days to
submit bill of exceptions. Guardian
ad litem allowed fee of $50 paid by
Herman J > Schmodcko vs. Setty
Schmedecke , Gimtav Teske , Carl
Schmedecko and Walter Schmedcke.
Partition. Finding that Setty Tesko
defendant has homestead Interest In
SWM 30-21-1W. Plaintiff exccpts and
one-half Interest In all lands. Sub
ject to said homestead Interest. Find
ing for plaintiff as to all other Issues.
Plaintiff one-sixth Interest In nil lands
subject to said homestead Interest.
Defendant exccpts. Decree confirm
ing shares as found for assignment of
homestead and for partition of bal
ance of land. Referee appointed to
Albert J. Brinkman , ot al vs. . John
J. O'Shea and Dennis Flynn. Dam
ages and restitution. Motion to strike
answer overruled. Plaintiff excepts.
Edwards & Brndfords Lumber Co. ,
vs. Philip A. Schurtz. Creditors bill.
Motion to strike , set off or counter
claim overruled. Plaintiff given 15
days to answer.
John J. Cole vs. John M. Lederer
and Grace Lederer. To set aside tax
deed. Plaintiff given leave to return
deposition to person before whom
same was taken for purpose of hrtv-
ng same certified to.
Clinton S. Smith vs. Alonzo An-
Irows ct al. Foreclosure. Sheriff
sale confirmed and deed ordered.
Ralph T. Cain et al vs. Ross R. Cain.
Partition. Time for referee to make
and report sale extended to 60 days
from March 26 , 1912.
Hattlo E. Lindsay vs. James F.
Lindsay. Divorce. Finding for plain
tiff. Decree of divorce. Custody of
children awarded to plaintiff. De
fendant to pay $3 per week until fur
ther ordered by court for support of
child. Judgment vs. defendant for
Sena Fisher vs. Edward Harry Fish
er. Divorce. Defendant defaulted.
Finding for plaintiff. Decree of divorce -
vorco ns prayed.
Ella Clauson vs. Charles C. Clauson.
Divorce , Defendant defaulted. De
cree of divorce and custody of the
children to plaintiff.
William Kamrath , et al. vs. Lots 3
i 4 , Blk 19 Railroad Add , Newman.
Partition. M. S. McDuffeo appointed
guardian ad litom for Minors-defend
ants. Finding for plaintiffs. Decree
confirming shares as alleged and for
partition. Otto Scheer appointed ref
eree to make partition.
Rose M. Fix vs. Geeska Fix. Dam
ages for $15,000. Motion to strike
overruled. Defendant given 20 days
Mary E. Tollefson vs. August Peter
son , et. al. Partition. Referee's
port approved and confirmed. Sale
ordered. Bond fixed at $ : ,0,000.
Minnie Kell vs. Albert Kell. Di-
Vorce. Defendant defaulted. Findings
for plaintiff. Decree of divorce and
custody of children awarded plaintiff.
Hannah Sar vs. Samuel M. Rosen
thai. Damages for $10,000. 7th para
grapli of motion of defendant sustain
ed. Plaintiff excepts. Motion over
ruled as to all other paragraphs
Defendant excopts. Defendant given
fifteen days to answer. Plaintiff glv.
en five days to answer.
John S. Johnson vs. ITelllk J.
Hamre , et nl. To quiet title. Defendants
fondants all defaulted. Finding for
plaintiff. Decree as prayed.
Elizabeth Schmer et al. vs. John
Sclimer , et al. Partition. M. D. Ty
ler appointed guardian ad litem for
minors. Finding for plaintiff decree
confirming shares as. alleged and par
tition. Referee's report approved and
confirmed ; sale ordered. Bond fixed
Advance Thresher Co. , vs. E. P. Car
raher and R. L. Carraher. Appeal.
Defendant given 20 days to plead.
John Scheffee vs. Martha A. Parke ,
et al. To quiet title. All defendants
defaulted but Fred Bender. Findings
for plaintiff. Decree quieting title
as prayed and for specific perform
ance as prayed.
Matthew Schaffer Sr. vs. O. II. Min
ler. To quiet title. All defendants
defaulted. Funding for plaintiff. De
oree as prayed ,
Elsie Mooller and Roblnette Eblo
vs. John Eble. Partition. Defendant
defaulted. Finding for plaintiff. De
cree confirming shares as alleged and
partition. J. S. Mathe'isoii appoint
ed referee to make partition. Ref
eree's report approved and confirmed.
Ordered to sell said premises. Bond
fixed at $8,000. ,
The Bank of Tabor. Iowa , vs. J. II.
Pieper , Note for $675. Motion for
security for costs confessed. Plaliv
tiff given five days to comply. Defendant
fondant given twenty days thereafter
State of Nebraska vs , Joe Felton ,
Horse stealing. Pleads guilty. Sen' '
tenco suspended temporarily.
Catherine Payne vs. Edwin L. Dix
on. Damaged In sum of $2200. Mo
tion for security for costs sustained
Plaintiff given 20 days to comply.
Ethel M. Burroughs vs. Clarence M.
Burroughs. Divorce. Finding for
plaintiff. Decree for divorce and
restoration of maiden name. Judge
ments for costs and $5 attorneys fees
Hannah Bryant vs. The Modern
Woodman of America. Recovery 01
Insurance money. On the court's owr
motion , ordered that both parties
show cause by April 23 , 1912 , why order
dor extending time to submit bill o
exceptions purporting to have booi
made April 27 , 1911 , should not bo
annulled to show that the Bame was
signed Juno 2S , 1M1 to conform to
the facts and that attorney for both
parties bo notified hereof.
BONESTEEL MAN NAMED.
Dr. Kcnaston Appointed Member of
Dakota Board of Health.
Donoateel ' , S. I ) . , March 27. Spec
ial to 'The News : Gov. Robert S.
Vessey of South Dakota , has appoint
ed Dr. II. R. Kenaston of Bonostoel
to a position on the state board of
Dr. Kenaston has been the physician
for the NorthwcHtern railroad and
has held the chairmanship of the
county board of health for the nnet
Burt Mapes returned from Madison.
1J. C. McKenst-y of Stanton was
O. N. Mnyfield of Plattsmouth Is
Mrs. M. Everett of Verdel was In
H. F. Bnrnluirt returned from Mad
C. S. Hayes went .to Wlnslde on
P. E. Carberry went 'to Long Pine
Judge Bates of Madison was hero
visiting with friends.
Mrs. W. H. Blakemnn returned.from
Sioux City last night.
Miss Mattlo Mendelsohn ot Pierce
was hero visiting with friends.
Mrs. George Davenport of Madison
was hero visiting with relatives.
E , O. Gnrrett of Fremont was hero
enroute from Deadwood to Bonesteel.
A. W. Hawkins and A. F. Went
worth are at Omaha transacting bus !
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Hoofs of
i'ierco were hero vjsitlng with Mr. and
Mrs. Clydo Whalen.
Miss Amy Reynolds is home from
the Peru normal school for a visit
with her parents , Mr. and Mrs. R. II.
Mrs. Frances Coleman , who was
called to Norfolk by the death of her
sister , Sadie Du Bois , has returned
to her homo at Dallas , S. D.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Monta >
gue , a daughter.
R. L. Beverldgo and Martin Sporn
are the first hunters reported to leave
town on a duck hunting expedition
The John Reymer farm was sold
by R. M. Waddell to W. W , Severs of
Canning , S. D.
The Royal Neighbors will hold a
kensington at the home of Mrs. W.
F. Davey , 511 South Fourth.
Ducks are reported plentiful , but
flying high. The duck season will be
very short , closing on April 5.
Manager Woodruff of the Scott
Automobile Supply company has rent
ed the Bruce cottage at 107 South
R. M. Waddell reports the sale of
ten acres of land in Beacon Hill ad
dition to P. N. Nelson of Herrick , S.
D. , who will como here to live.
Thomas Harrison , who recently re
signed the managership of the Farm
ers Elevator at Hadar , is in search
of .1 suitable house in this city. Mr.
Harrison will come here to live.
Dr. C. J. Verges celebrated his birth
day last night. After the meeting of
the city council Councilman Verges
entertained the other members at a
luncheon in his new residence.
Julius Aitsliuler , brother of Mrs. J.
Baum , and formerly employed in the
Baum Bros. , store here , died in Chicago
cage last Friday. Funeral services
will be held in Kirksville , Mo. , next
G. G. Stockton has opened a branch
photograph studio at Tilden which
will bo in charge of his brother V. V.
Stockton. Up to this time there lias
been no photograph gallery between
Norfolk and Xeligh.
There will be a regular meeting of
the Beulah chapter Thursday night.
All members are requested to be
present. There will bo a social meet
ing after the business and refresh
ments will be served.
All was in readiness at the Com
mercial club rooms for the delegates
to the convention of the Farmers Co
operative Elevator association , Tues
day. Up to one o'clock none of the
delegates had arrived at the head
The Norfolk river is unusually high
today and the ice is slowly coming
down a wide channel which has been
open for several days. It is believed
the river will rise much higher , to
morrow , but not to a danger stage.
Tiie river below the dam IB quite high
but free from any ice which may
cause a gorge.
Postmaster John R. Hayes has re
ceived the applications of two local
bachelors who wisli to employ the
young Omaha girl who recently wrote
that she desired to net as housekeep
er for either a bachelor or a widower.
Both applications have been forward
ed to the young woman at Omaha.
The postmaster reports that as yet
no widower has applied at his office.
Miss Anile Smith , teacher of the
Rny school seven miles west of town ,
will preside over a unique entertain
inent at that school Saturday night.
A homo talent play "The Iron Hand , "
a four-act comedy followed by a shad
ow social , Is to be a feature of the
entertainment which Is given for the
benefit of the school. A large at
tendance Is looked for by Miss Smith.
Among the students of the Christ
Lutheran church who will be con
firmed next Sunday are : Elizabeth
Boehnke , Frieda Donner , Marie Elen-
berger , Emma Berner , Alma Berner ,
Alma Vasholz , Martha Schilling , Ida
Walters , Anna Urummund , Lydla
Bernhardt , Anna Schaeffer , Mabel
Fuesler. Louise Luebke , Meta Droe-
ger , Alfred Bluecher , Otto Blank , Wil
liam Henkcl , Arthur Walters , Gustavo
Gall , Gustavo Stoffen , Carl Hass , Otto
Zellmer , Paul Ohm , Walter Ohm.
Seven hundred teachers of tills
'Into hint * rect'lM'd pprmmul
prom a leading Norfolk husliu-SH man ,
uvltlng thorn to ho present at thu
caclici-H1 convention \\hli-h convenes
icro this week. The local commlttco
Is well prepared for the toaelu.ru ami
ill arrangements are completed for
Iht'lr comfort. Notwithstanding the
fact that the warm weather IIIIH caus
ed thn BtreetH to ho In bad shape , the
street commissioner hns promised to
make things comfortable before the
TO PROTECT POTASH FIELDS
Taft Sends Special Message to Con-
grcss to Protect Public.
Washington , March 20. President
Taft today sent to congress a mes-
Bago urging the Immediate enactment
of a law to protect from private entry
mid exploitation fields of potash such
an tocently were discovered In Houtli-
Mr. Wolwli returned homo from Os
mend lout evening , where he visited
Mrs. John Dauglioity and daughter
Leota have returned from a brief
visit In Bonesteel.
Mrs. Tom Shlvcly left for Omaha
John illnzo returned from Omaha
last evening , having spent the past
week there with his mother who was
Alpha Clark left for Fremont yes-
tetduy to work.
The party of eight employes al the
shops , who visited with Tom llognu
at an Omaha hospital , yesterday , ar
rived home last evening.
Mayor Appoints New Councilman.
C H. Krahn , democratic nominee
for councilman in the Second ward ,
was apolnted to fill the councilmanic
vacancy made by E. II. Kauffman'H
removal from the ward , by Mayor
Friday at last night's council meeting ,
The council approved the mayor's ap
pointment and Air. Krahu immediately
filed his bond with the city clerk and
was sworn In. Mr. Krahn lost no >
time and took part In the business
transaetel with the other city fathers.
According to Mayor Friday , there
have been a largo number of applica
tions for the appointment.
The council vacated the old plat of
Ileacon Hill addition and an ordinance'
was passed to tills effect. The new
pint for this addition was approved
and signed by Mayor Friday , Presi
dent Winter , City Clerk Harter and
O. W. Risli was given the contract
to construct the sewer on North Fifth
street from Norfolk avenue to the
new Union Pacific depot. Tills work
is to bo finished by April 10 , accord
ing to the specifications.
The public works commltteo was
instructed to purchase an . electrical
pump and other necessary material
for the purpose of meeting the re
quirements in the pumping contract
given to the Sugar City Cereal mills.
This pump can be purchased without
creating a special fund , by a levy , say
Two Thieves Are Cauaht.
Samuel M. Rohcnthal , proprietor of
the Bi' Ilixw hloie , piiAc-d tinidp -
tor of thieves who intended to rob
his store of clothing and probably
money. The same thieves , according
to Fair Store proprietors , are th < >
men who during the morning stole
several bolts of silk valued at $17
from the drygoods department of that
store. A suit of soldiers' clothing
found secreted in a stairway of the
Marquardt building is thought by the
police to be the property of one of
the two men , who is belie\ed by the
polieo to be a deserter from the Un
ited States army. Botli men are
locked up in the city jail awaiting ac
tion by the county attorney who will
prosecute them. Both men were
drunk , it is believed , when they stole
the silk in the Fair store.
The men entered the fair store at
an early hour and salesmen Harry
Morgan and E. S. Clements were or
dered to watch them. Notwithstand
ing this surveillance , no one saw.
them take the silk and it was not
missed until about an hour after their
After leaving the Fair store , the
men entered the Bee Hive and their
actions Immediately aroused the sus
picions of Mr. Rosenthal whom they
told they wished to purchase shoes.
None of the shoes shown them suit
ed , and they insisted in remaining
close to the men's clothing depart-
meiit. So deft , however , were the
two thieves , that Mr. RoFentlml , who
was very close to them at all times ,
did not see one transfer three pairs
of men's trousers from a pile of cloth
ing to a place under his coat and the
other one a suit of boy's clothes tea
a similar hiding place. At the door ,
however , Mr. Rosentlial noticed the
bulky appearance of one of the
chests and he immediately unbutton
ed the man's coat , revealing the stol
The thief used abusive language to
the storekeeper and the latter found
It necessary to knock the man down.
The other man , after hesitating at
the cashier's desk for a few moments ,
ran out and Mr. Rosenthal turned his
prisoner over to Constable Finkhouse.
The storekeeper then called to a
crowd which had congregated to atop
the other thief who was endeavoring
to escape through the door of a sa
loon. The saloonkeeper , ejected the
man and Rosenthal again came into
possession of a prisoner , who was
turned over to Chief of Police Mar
The police started a search for a
third man whom they believed to bo
Implicated In the thievery here. In
the search for the silk which has not
yet been found , the police cnmo upon
the suit of infantryman's clothing
which they declare belongs to one of
the thieves now under arest.