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T11H XORKObK WHKKLV XKW.S-.lOt'KXAU KUMDAY. .MAUC'll 'JO , 1012.
Pleasures of the Week.
TinIM'H cluli , composed of olgh
young women , IIHK recently been or
ftanl/ed In Norfolk. The dill ) meet !
ovury Saturday afternoon , and tin
members enjoy a social ilniu am
fancy needle work , Last Saturday tin
meeting \VIIH In HuHklnu with Mis
Anna Fair , who teaches In Urn school :
thuro. Those who enjoyed the "goot
tlmo. wore Miss Dlrdh ) Kuhl , Mini
Carson , MHH | Kdlth Porter , Miss Mai
Kiierlto Lough , .Mrs. George Thurbei
Miss Eva Tlmrbor , Mrs. Klinhiill , Mrs-
Frank DavlH and Minn Addle Grant
'I'lioy all returned home with Mini
Fair In the uvunliiK.
Mrs. Cnlnihuc entertained a speela
mooting of the household oconomli
department of theWoman's dub Frl
day aftornoon. M1ss Vorna Caryal
KHVO a very Interesting talk and sue
oessful ( IciiniiiHi ration on domestli
.science , part of her work at the stati
Mrn. C. II. Taylor , entertained i
company of fourteen ladles In he
rooniH.at the Oxnard , at a very pleas
unt Kensington on Tuesday afternoon
Tempting refreshments , daintily served
ed , were enjoyed at the dosu of th
afternoon. Mrs. Taylor was asslstoi
by Mrs. I'unigeMi and Mrs. Schiller.
Mrs. .1. C. MathewHon save a Hill
pnr on Tuesday evening for the bum
fit of the pipe oi'Kini fund. Slxteei
gentlemen enjoyed the spread am
gave the fund a boost that was wort !
while. Mrs. Mathowson also gave ;
tea on Saturday for the ladles a.tn
again the fun was enriched.
The new Bridge club enjoyed a di
lightful meeting with Mrs. Arthu
Koenlgstoln on Tuesday al'ternooi
Mrs. F. Brown carried off the big !
score favor. Mrs. Koenlgsteiii ser\
delicious refresbnients at r > o'clock.
. A number of. ladies braved th
storm on Wednesday , and enjoyed
social time In the home of Mrs. C. 1
Durland. Tempting refreshment
rounded out the afternoon , and th
pipe organ fund was increased.
Miss Edith Porter entertained th
members of the In's club , at a hous
party for the week end , in honor < i
Miss Addle Grant , who is soon t
leave Norfolk to 'make her homo I
Mrs. If. .1. Cole , Mrs. , T. J. Clement
and Miss Elvira Dili-land entertaine
the ladies of the First Congregation.- !
church , in the home of Mrs. Col
Miss Clara Herner entertained th
sewing club last Thursday evening. .
delightful evening was enjoyed b
the young ladies. Miss Bonier sen
The Ladies Guild of Trinity cburel
met with Mrs. Bruce Ramer and Mr :
Dunhaver , Thursday afternoon In th
home of Mrs. Hamer on north Ele' '
The novelty club met with Mr :
Charles Barne , 120C. Hayes avenm
A two course luncheon was serve
and everyone enjoyed a delightful a
The box social given by Miss I Mid
Aaron in her school at lladar was
great success. A large number e
young people attended the social.
Miss Kidder was hostess at a plea
ant pipe organ Kensington on Wei
Mrs. Culmsee gave a pipe orga
tea on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. X. A. Rainbolt will leave No
folk , early in the week to make IK
future home in Omaha. Mrs. Hal :
bolt has lived here many years , an
lias been a strong factor in social an
charitable circles , always doing In
part , and a little more. The love an
best wishes of many , many wan
friends go with her and tlielr regn
is , that she is to live in the futui
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Snyder can
up from Omaha last Sunday to a
tend the funeral of Mrs. Silas G. Dea
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Bernard will o
cupy the cottage vacated by Mr
Rainbolt , on Koenigstein avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Erskine ai
cosily settled In rooms in the lion
of Mrs. Ersklne's grandmother , Mr
Mary Davenport on North Nliv
Mr. and Mrs. II. S. Thorpe lun
purchased the S. H. Grant cottage c
South Eleventh street , and expect
occupy it about April 1.
Mrs. L. A. Pohlman of Pierce , spe
Thursday and Friday in Norfolk ,
guest of Mrs. A. T. Hntchinson.
Mrs. H. E. Warrick returned fro
Omaha on Tuesday , where she hi
spent the past month.
S. H. Grant and daughter Addl
will go to Emerick next week , for
visit with relatives before leaving f
Mrs. W. H. Bucholz came up frc
Omalm Thursday , and will retu
home Sunday noon accompanied 1
her mother , Mrs. Ralnbolt.
Miss Mellle Bridge went to Cot
ell Bluffs , on Tuesday , for an exter
ed visit with friends.
Mrs. A. C. Smith returned Saturd
evening front a short visit In Sioux
No License Needed.
County Attorney Charles II , Stow
irt of Plorce county has Issued the
following opinion regarding wolf hunt-
tig without a llceiibo , occasioned by
ilium for a big wolf hunt to he hold
March 27 :
"I hold that under the law , there
H no violation of the license law by
icr.soiiH participating In the above
wolf bunt without license to hunt ,
uid no persons wll be prosecuted for
failure to procure said license , since
bo bunt Is In furtherance of the
mblle good. "
W. II. Graver was a business visit-
'IP ' In town last Friday from Ewlng.
C. W. Howard of Nollgh was in town
Mrs. A. D. Nicholas came up from
Unwood last Friday evening to at-
end the Declamatory Contest and for
i visit with relatives.
Miss Leila Bon and Frank Dworak ,
students at the State University spent
be latter part of last week In town.
Miss Anita Hankln , who has been
issting on the local switchboard , left
Saturday of last week for Oregon
City , Ore. , where she will join hoi
nother. Her position here Is being
filled by Miss Myrtle Watts of Alden
don , a sister-in-law to Manager Ken-
Rev. Mr. Mills of Orchard has b.eon
isslstlng Hev.iiiimerman of the H
It. church in his revival meetings since
the latter part of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drobert ol
I'lerce wore guests at the home ol
ils brother A. L. Drebert last week.
The infant child of William Blesli
died hero Saturday evening , from
pneumonia. The funeral was held
The Oakdalo orchestra played at si
lance in Clcarwater Monday evening
G , W. Park , of the Oakdale bank
Irove to the Goose Lake country
W. N. Gardner and family left this
week for San Diego , Calif. , to make
their future home ,
Mrs. H. A. VanGassbeck , Is expect
ed home today , after spending sever
al weeks in Washington , D. C.
Geraldlne , daughter of Mr. and Mrs
C. A. Weist , Is reported to have 11
slight attack of the scarlet fever.
Mrs. W. T. Pletcher and Mrs
George Hunter are visiting relatives
and friends in Norfolk this week.
C. H. Flick was a Norfolk vlsitoi
CATTLE DID NOT SUFFER.
Livestock Never In Better Condition
Says Valentine Man.
No loss In livestock as a result ol
the blizzard has been reported , ac
cording to the following letter to The
News from a Valentine man :
"No loss of livestock in any parl
: ) f Cherry county. Hay is scarce in
some parts of the county. Cattle gen
srally never looked better at this time
of the year. Nearly all stockmen say
they will have hay enough , notwith
standing Cherry county has shipped
more bay than at any time in its his
" .lohn Marshall from near Lavaca
is In the city and states that he has
lived in thu county twenty-seven
years and never saw stock in a bet
tor condition , lie also1 states thai
western Cherry county has plenty ol
good feed for Its stock.
"W. K. Halm of the Hirsch-Hahi :
Cattle company of near Irwin , says
cattle are in splendid condition am'
no losses in his section of the conn
try. .1. H. Bachelor of Valentine
prominent ranchman and extensivi
live stock owner , reports stock ir
good condition and practically lie
losses. .1. II. Quigley of the Bawliiu
Springs ranch says his cattle an
wintering fine and no loss in his sec
tion of the country.
"Farmers in this part of the conn
try are looking forward to a bumpei
crop this year as the ground was
never in a better condition. "
Two Previous Revolts.
The Nebraska penitentiary nuitln ;
which caused the deaths of six mei
during the past few days , was thi
third big revolt at the state prison
according to the following accoun
taken from a state history compile )
in 1SS2 :
About 4 o'clock p. in. , of Jan. 17
1S7.1 , the only notable mutiny brok <
out among the prisoners. The instl
gator of the trouble was McWater ?
who succeeded In enlisting Bohanan
Worrell , McKenna , C. W. Thompson
Gory , and Elder. Just before the al
ternoon round of the deputy warder
C. J. Nobos , they surprised and ovei
powered the guard in the workshop
On entering the shop , not knowiiij
the state of affairs , the deputy to
was seized , overcome , bound , robbei
of his key = and stripped of his clothes
McWaters putting them on. Nobe
was left in care of three of the mut
neers , while the others , nrmod wit :
iron crowbars , started for the nial :
building. Blacking the sides of hi
face to represent the warden's wills }
ers , McWators marched the four ute
to the main door in usual prison re *
ulation style , so that the door guar
thought it was the warden with a fil
of men and opened the door ; as see
as the door swung open , they rushe
up stairs , making the guard a prisoi
er , and proceeded to break open th
armory and sleze guns and ammun
tlon. Fortunately , the deputy sin
ceeded in loosening his cords unol
served by his captors , and suddenl
seizing a hoe that lay within read
by n few rapid blows , compelled th
convicts to flee , whereupon they joii
cd their companions In the main bulli
Mr. Woodhurst , the warden , an
two of the guards were in the hand
of the mutineers. As the people froi
Lincoln began to arrive and approacl
ed within gunshot of the north wii
( lows , Mrs. NVoodluirst appeared a
one of them and waved her ham
crying out , "Keep back ! Keep back ! '
Just before dark she appeared at an
other window , In the chapel near tlu
main entrance , and said that t'.ie plai
of the mutineers was to put the 1m
prisoned guards before them am
make a rush to escape through tin
hoard wall by the south gate. This
Information was doubtless the mcam
of frustrating their plan , as It was
not carried out. In both Instances slu
cpilekly disappeared from the window
by orders from her captors. Thesi
communications contained no solid
tudo for herself , but concerned onlj
the safety of others and the responsl
1)1111 ) y she felt for the Institution will
which she was associated.
A little before 1 o'clock the nexl
morning. Company I. Twenty-thin
United States Infantry , arrived fron
Omaha , under the command of Majoi
Randall , and at once proceeded u
guard the walls until morning.
Grave fears held possession of the
citizens until 0 o'clock , when to tin
Intense Joy and relief of all , Mrs
Woodhurst again appeared at the
southwest window of the chapel. Es
pedally comforting was her appearance
anco to her husband and two sons
who were out of the building at tlu
commencement , and consequently
t'ould ' not go to her relief. She as
snrred them of her safety , and tha
she though the mutineers would sooi
surrender to her , but to her alone.
The troops , who were nearly al
Indian fighters and celebrated shot ;
in the army , in this meantime wen
making preparations to assault Hit
building from the south , force opei
the door and face the conspirators li
their fort , compelling submission a
all hazards. But before the attemp
wa's made , McWaters and the others
laid aside their arms and agreed t <
surrender to Mrs. Woodhurst , stlpu
hit ing against excessive punishment
It was a grand sight to see those desperate
perato men , but a few hours befon
determined to risk life against tin
chance of obtaining their liberty , am
willing to take u hundred lives 1
need be to secure a few more yean
of their wild liberty , now led by !
single woman , who , while at thel
mercy , had so fearlessly demandei
their submission. But without tin
least appearance of solf-consciousnes !
the brave woman delivered modestly
her prisoners Into the hands of tin
law. Upon the arrival of Mr. Wood
hurst , McWaters said : "Warden
there is no use of mincing matters
You are an old prison officer am
< now how it is. I have no 111 wil
towards you. You have treated mi
well , but I am like other men I wan
my liberty ; 1 thought I saw a chanci
to gain it and I improved it. I go
the better of you at first , but tin
fates are against mo. I lost 111 ;
chance ; yon have now the advaiitagi
uid I give up and surrender. "
Thus ended one of the most excit
ing incidents in the history of tin
prison and a revolt , which for bold
ness of design and persistent effor
in attempting its execution , has bu
few parallels in the annals of prisoi
The story of the heroism of Mr ?
Mary A. Woodhurst is worthy of pros
ervation. Left alone during that nigh
of alarm , she manifested that ran
quality of command which needs bu
to be asserted to bo obeyed. No
only did she protect herself fron
harm , she even forced into subjectioi
to her will the desperate band of in
surrectionary men , who feared ho
more than they did the officers , am
who surrendered to "her , while the ;
still defied the representatives of tin
At the time of the revolt , Mrs
Woodhurst was in her apartment ?
which were separated by but oni
room from the warden's office. Whei
the convicts hurried to the armory
Mrs. Woodhnrs-t's attention was al
traded by the confusion. Hastenini
to the otfice , she realized that a rr
volt had taken place , and that th
arms of the prison wore in the hand
of rebellious prisoners. As she ar
peared at the door , she was decisive !
but courteously directed to return t
her own apartments.
She at once repaired to a roor
opening from her own , with a nortl
ern exposure , from which she coul
see the northwest turret. She calle <
to the guard and directed him t
alarm the guards in the other turrets
who alone were then free , and proven
them from coming to the building , a
one of them was then doing , Thi
timely movement , besides , doubtless
saving the life of the guard , preclp
tated matters , and materially chain
ed the situation by the covering o
the door with the carbine
of the guards , thus defeatin
the plans of McWaters. This lllus
t rales a presence of mind seldom me
with in men. and more rarely in th
ge > ntler sex , whoso lives are such a
generally exclude them from startlln
situations. Yet it is the more con
mendablo for Its bravery. They wer
desperate men , and were determine
to achieve their liberty at all hazard !
But she faltered not , even while sh
realized that they had taken thel
lives in their hands to defuat th
course of law.
Mrs. Woodhurst had , on two prei
ious occasions , faced mobs in her Inn
band's presence , that were intent ui
on lynching prisoners in his chargi
and in one instance saved the prisoi
er's life. The mobs In both case
were defeated by her prompt an
fearless defense. In spite of this di
termination and force of characte
she has nothing of masculinity aboi
her , but has the grace of a lady , th
dignity of a matron , and the kindnet
of a woman.
The Second Revolt.
On May 27 , 1875 , a second rove
headed by Convict McWaters was a
tempted after a note from one pri
oner to another , giving details of tli
plan had been dropped and fallen inl
the hands of a guard. McWater
a lender In the insurrection , was
killed by Guard Hugh Blaney.
The letter which had been dropped
stated that the object was to first kill
the keeper of the- wash house , then
the deputy warden , after which there1
was to be a general rush to gain port-
session of the prison. Eight men had
agree-d to take part In the plan and It
was thought that eight more would
On the date named In the letter the
prisoners were kept In the cells , tint
the following day they were inarched
out to work In their regular formation
as though nothing was suspected.
The guards , however , had been noti
fied to keep dose watch and to shoot
at the first sign of mutiny. John
Geary and McWaters had asked per
mission to leave the main body of
prisoners at work In the yard and met
In the entrance way to the yard. Mc
Waters made a threatening remark ,
but whether It was addressed to Guard
Blaney , who was standing near , or to
the other convict was not certain ,
Ulanoy , however , look no chances and
raised his gnu ready for an emergen
McWnt rs picked up two stones , but
before he could throw sit the guard ,
Illaney fired , hitting the convict In
the jaw , the bullet taking a diagonal
course down through the body. Mc
Waters did not speak again. He reel
ed a few feet away and dropped dead ,
Geary , who was making some dem
onstration , was easily ( piloted by the
guard , who pointed the gun toward
him. Blaney gave the general alarm
by ringing the big. bell In the yard ,
and within a few moments all the of
ficers were out.
The prompt action of the guard and
other officers ( piloted -the mutiny and
ilthough the men were kept at work
there was no further disturbance ,
They were marched back to their cells
within a few minutes and placed miler -
lor the watch juf two extra guards.
Quick Justice In Salt Lake.
Salt Lake , Utah , March 21 ! . Quick
lustice was dealt out here today when
George Parry , aged IS ! years , arrested -
ed yesterday , charged with attack-
ng an 11-year-old girl , was sentenced
to serve sixty-one years in the state
lenitentinry. Parry was pardoned in
11)10 ) after serving nine years of a
twenty-year sentence on a similar
DRUG IN DOUBLE DEATH.
Examination by Expert Reveals Mor
phine in Stomachs of Couple.
Centervlllo , S. D. , March 2. , . Mor
phlne caused the death of Mr. and
Mrs. Chris Jensen , who were discov
ered last Saturday by the neighbors
Reports received by local authorities
have convinced them that the couple
met their death through the applica
tion of the drug.
The manner of their death still re
mains a mystery. It is not known
whether the death was accidental 01
was caused through the agency ol
some one who has not yet been sus
To Impeach Speaker ?
Santa Fe , N. M. , March 21 ! . A con
ference of republicans last night , pre
sumably to take steps to impeach H.
I * . Baca , speaker of the New Mexico
: iouse of representatives , adjourned
it midnight. Participants refused to
: lisclose any action taken. It is be-
.loved no open attack upon Senator
Uaca will be made in the house. Ba
ca , according to claims , is charged
with having withheld the contest pa
pers of three republicans because
ilemocrats whom efforts are being
made to displace , are voting for Baca
for I'nitod States senator.
Candidates in Antelope ,
The candidates filing for the pri
mary election on'April 19 , who have
filed at Neligh , are as follows :
Representatives : W. A. Elwood , re
publican ; B. M. Macauley and Franl *
Schopman , democrats.
County Attorney : Lyle Jackson am
E. D. Kllboiirn , republicans ; J. B
Smith , democrat.
County Assessor : John M. McAl
lister and Elwell , republicans ; George
R. Frady and A. F. Bare , democrats
Supervisors : Third district , George
H. McGee and C. E. Hemenway , re
publicans ; C. E. Magness , democrat
First district , M. A. Baird , republican
Fifth district , L. Thomson , republican
Seventh district , P. W. Payne , demo
Think Gray Killed Blunt.
Omaha , March 23. Word has beei
received here that Mrs. Roy Blnn
may sue for damages. The Blunt am
Anderson families have engaged tin
services of Judge Begley of Paplllloi
to represent them at the impiest nex
Tuesday. Mrs. Blunt's maiden name
While neighbors are still vigorousl ;
denouncing Chief Briggs and other
for the death of Roy Blunt who wai
killed Monday in the battle betweei
posses and fugitive convicts , the be
lief is growing in official circles tha
the innocent young farmer was de
llberately murdered by "Shorty" Gray
Deputy Sheriff Williams of Lam-as
ter county , in Omaha gathering evi
deuce against ex-Convict Reed , salt
Bullet Entered His Back.
"Of course any statements made bj
Morley , murderer that he is , will no
be regarded seriously , but othe
strong facts RO to show that Gra ;
killed Blunt. One of the strongest in
dlcatioiiB is that the bullet enterei
Blunt's back and took a downwan
course entirely through his body. Th
boy , during the fusillade , was leanini
far over on the wagon seat to avoii
the volleys and if he had been she
by Brlggs the fatal bullet would havi
been naturally coursed upward.
"Blunt's wound was made by i
largo caliber bullet and Gray carrlei
a 4i-callber ! frontier Colt revolve :
The only other bullets of that slz
fired were those discharged by Brigg !
who carried a Spencer nnny rifle , hit
from Its course , the fatal bullet c.oiih
not have been flrod by Briggs. "
About To Hang ; Baptized ,
Maryxllle , Mo. , March 2i.- ; lleUna
co , who will be > hanged hero neM
Tuesday morning , will bo baptl/.ed to
day Into the faith of the Daptlsl
church. Fearing that the prlsonei
might attempt to drown himself II
permitted to get Into the deep Water
the sheriff put his foot down on tlu
proposition to have a large steel tanl
brought Into the jail for the Innner
slot ) . As a result , Rasco will bo bap
tlzcd In the jail bath tub located In
the women's quarter. Rev. Lee liar
rell , pastor of the First Baptlsl
church , will officiate. Rasco has
written statements In which he again
protests his Innocence and expresses
a feeling of forgiveness towards those
whom he accuses of having hounder
him Into the death cell.
MONTANA CONSIDERS PRIMARY
Appeal Made by Roosevelt's Managci
for This Mode of Selection.
Helena , Mont. , March 2 , " . Senatoi
Dlxon , manager of the Roosevelt cam
palgn , made an appeal to the rcpub
llcan state 'eommlt.teo ' of this , hit
home state , for a presidential prefer
dice primary. The state conunltteM
will meet today to decide on tlu
method of s-olediong national dele
gates , and to consider a conimunica
tion received by Chairman White , ii
which Senator Dlxon sets forth tin
reasons for holding the primaries in
stead of selecting delegates to tlu
national convention under the old con
Tlu > Marcus county progressive re
publican league of Montana Is urgiiu
a primary. It is said that there is i
disposition among the members o
the state convention now in Heleni
ti > Ignore the request.
G. L. Carlson has gone to Hasting :
to deliver a lecture.
Herbert Persons of Monowi is here
visiting with relatives.
C. S. Bridge went to California 01
a month's business trip.
William Lambert of Marion , S. D ,
enronte to Sioux City , was here.
Mrs. Edward Walters of Platte Cen
ter is here visiting the B. G. Walter :
Miss Ruth Lederor and Miss Mac
Brubaker of Pierce are here visltini
A. Wagner is suffering from an at
tack of tonsilitis.
The Elks lodge will hold a regn
lar meeting tonight. Initiation wil
be the feature.
George II. Spear and C. L. Chaffei
will leave Monday for Excelsio
Springs , Mo. They have both been ill
The Farmers Co-operative Grail
and Live Stock association will holi
their annual convention In Norfoll
on March 20.
Boyd & Palme , are building a smal
frame building to take the place o
the building they removed from the !
property opposite the postoffice 01
South Fourth street.
Miss T. F. Root of Cambridgi
Springs , Pa. , recently arrived in Nor
folk , has accepted a position in tin
otfice of the Durland Trust company.
City Attorney Barnhart refused ti
prosecute a charge of "vagrancy" fil
ed against Sherman Pohling by Roll
ert Bathke , declaring it was a 'casi
of personal spitework.
So rough are the roads in the dt ;
that several bales of bay were jarrec
from a wagon last evening. Severa
horses fell on the rough roads duriii !
the day and were badly cut.
James Gray is beginning to maki
arrangements for his annual mapl
sugar camp in Pasewalk grove when
the maple trees will soon be tapper
for their seasons storage of sap.
Suit was filed in United States fed
eral court hero today by the Commei
cial bank of Kansas versus Cas
Moore of Ainsworth and Charles H
Tnlly of Box Hutto county for $ lii,00' '
in connection with notes alleged ti
have been given.
An organ fund social given at thi
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mathe\s
son to the Men's dub of the Firs
Congregational church , Tuesday night
netted $15. Each man contributed $1
"No quorum" was the second resul
within a week of efforts to get tin
city council together and elect th
necessary election board for the nex
election. The council adjourned ur
til next Monday night.
Country roads are in bad shape
Some of the rural carriers have beei
unable to make their entire route
and they report that some of th
farmers have not visited their inal
boxes since last Monday.
The contract for wiring the Y. M
C. A. building has been given to I
Brueggemi\n. The electricians are a
work today wiring some parts of th
building. The partitions are up an
lathing will be started Monday.
Mrs. Jennie Gariick , who has bee
here at the bedside of her father A. I
Tannehill , has returned to her horn
at North Platto. Mr. Tannehlll's coi
dition is not Improved. Ile > art troi
ble duo to old age Is the cause of hi
illness. Mr. Tannehill Is SO years oh
A , F. Wentworth met with the dl :
ectors of the Commercial club yei
terday afternoon. Mr. Wentworth n
ported that his campaign for cor
growing agreements was very satii
factory. All arrangements by the clu
for the teachers convention next wee
have been completed.
President Linderlnk of Emerso
and Secretary C. A. Smith of Tildei
heads of the executive committee e
the Northeast Nebraska Bankers a
sociatlon , were here and made fim
arrangements of the program for tli
bankers' convention which will I
held in Norfolk on April 22.
Earl Shurtz win represent Norfol
in the declamatory contest hero no ;
week. A contest was held in the hl
school Friday but the winners of th
event are too Into to classify for tin
association event mm week , Cllndyi
Cole , won first place ; Marian Olot
rick , second ; and Walter Chase , thin
In Friday's contest.
As a result of a "shoe lift" in llu
K. E. Davenport store by one tramp
the police searched a few homes will
the power of search warrants Friday
In an effort to locate ? the thief. Twc
men entered the store Thursday ev
ening and one of Ilium escaped will
some shoes. They answer the de
scrlptlon of two of the "lodgers" li
the city jail , and also those of tramp. '
having a police record.
A peculiar rescue of a soda walei
case has caused some humorous com
meiit in connection with the Garn
hotel blaze at South Norfolk Frlda.\
morning. One fireman , asked to res
cue the bottles by John Schelly U
whom they belonged , plunged Into tlu
burning building , dumped the bottle :
out of the case ami presented tlu
empty case to Its owner. Schelly Im
mediately threw the case back InU
the flames. "Go get the bottles , " lu
said. Tlu * fireman did not "get. "
Farmers are beginning to worn
over the feed question , says W. A
Wlt/iginan who yesterday returnet
from a business trip to Battle Creek
J. J. Clements , who returned yester
day from Johnston , Newport , Valen
tine and other towns in that vidnltj
says the feed question Is worrying llu
farmers there as well. The fane ;
prices for bay have been so tempt
Ing , he says , that the farmers soU
short. Hay at Newport is selling foi
$20 per ton. Cattlemen are drivlns
their cattle to hay centers to feed.
Two Claimed It.
Here is a case of mystery whid
will give local -sleuths plenty of work
Last Tuesday a woman left a niosl
bag at a local millinery store am
Tuesday night another woman ciuiu
and got it , claiming it was hers
Yesterday the first woman came fo
her purse saying she had not notice !
its absence until four day * after sin
left it , at the store. No one excop
those employed In the store were ii
the room when the bat , , containlni
ever $11 , was left. Who was tin
woman that got the purse ?
"I am more anxious to get the mesl
bag than I am for the money tha
was left in it , " says the woman win
left the hag in the store. The bai
is a gift of a friend -.ind is valnei
highly by the loser. Thursday ever
ing after the bag was left in th
store and most of the employes Inn
gone home , a woman rushed into th
store and asked excitedly for a los
bag. The proprietress brought ou
the > bag which was left there earlie
in the day.
"That's mine , I left it here , " sail
the woman hurriedly.
"I'll look in it and see if you cai
Identify It , " replied the proprietress.
"Never mind , it's mine and 1 am ii
a hurry to catch a train , " replied th
woman taking possession of the bai
and leaving quickly.
Woodmen Rates Discussed.
A "ratification" mooting was hel
by the M. W. A. lodge in Norfoll
Friday night , attended by local men :
hers and visitors of the order. Th
meeting was held to discuss the re
cent raise in Woodmen rates , th
speakers upholding the raise.
District Deputy Hartman introducei
the speakers. Rev. H. McCIannaghai :
state lecturer , delivered an eloquen
speech regarding Hie history of ir
surance , declaring the increase wa
inevitable. Supreme Organizer R. li
Johnson of Lincoln delivered an in
teresting lecture , citing death tabl
statistics to justify the increase. ' Mi
Johnson stated that the now rate
would be adequate for all time , ;
statement never before made by
head officer of the order.
Visiting members gave a vote o
thanks to the local hftlge. Voget'
orchestra furnished music for the oe
casion. The session ended with ai
oyster supper at the Merchants cafe
Sleepers Must Work for Lodging.
All persons taking refuge in th
city bastilo hereafter , whether the
are the usual "sleepers" or whetho
they have been "booked" or not , inns
be brought before Judge C. F. Elsele
to stand trial. That Is the orde
given to police officers by Judge Eli
eley this morning. So many tramp
have been given protection , in th
city jail that the attention of the pc
lice judge has been called to the faci
lie declares that these "tramps" ca
bo well used on street work.
W. II. Woodlund , an expert sewln
machine repairer , who this inornin
confessed to Judge Eiseley that h
"was ashamed of himself" because h
drank "too much liquor , " surprise
the police because ho actually di
more work on the streets in a hal
day than any other prlsonei ever pn
on that work to pay out n fine. S
well did Woodlund perform his ilut
that the judge's heart was touche
and Woodlund will be free after
o'clock this evening. Two other me
who spent the night in jail with Wooi
lund were not brought before th
judge. No charges were preferre
against them and they were let o
early this morning.
LOOKING FORrHIS SISTER.
Last Heard From Her She Was
Widow Living in Norfolk.
William Shaffer , of Decatur , Nel
wants Postmaster John R. Hays t
locate his sister , whom ho has m
seen since she was a mere chll
Shaffer does not say in his letter I
the postmaster how old his sister
nor does ho give her name , althoup
he declares that since she had bee
turned over to a home for the friem
less , she had been married , was tl :
mother of several children and is no
a widow. The last he heard of hi
she was living in Norfolk , says Shn
for. To assist the postmaster !
finding her , ho says she can be re
ognized by a peculiar birthmark c
the nodt , nrar the hair , shaped like
a tliroo leaf plant.
Much Building Is Looked For.
Notwithstanding the fact that It
will be a month before I ho real open
ing of the building season In Norloiu ,
signs of a big year tire reported by
lumber dcalcls and citizens who mo
making preparations to build IUMUC * .
Much figuring Is going on lu the of
fices of lumber companies and iiio
pronpectn are for much building tliln
"There Is much figuring going mi
at this time" says one loading lumber
dealer , "but the real business and ibo
real estimates can be made belter In
about a month. "
The most Important building finish
ed thus far this year IH the new I'nion
Pacific pasrenger depot. With the
exception of the platform and the In
Hlallatlon of telegraph wires , Ibis
building Is practically completed.
The new Emll Kodin building Is
also about completed and prospects
seem bright for the completion of Ihn
beautiful Y. M. C. A. building- . The
business block In South Norfolk Is
slowly ncarlng completion and within
a few weeks , It Is believed the South
Fourth strei t corner will be a busy
Several new business buildings an
contemplated , but the only one made
public is the Montague building ,
which will be a one-story brick to be
used by Popple McCormlck for a
barber shop and cigar store. Other
Norfolk avenue buildings of Import
ance are talked of and Hie Schiller
proposition of a big addition to Ihn
Oxnard hotel still holds good. Ac
cording to good authority , tills worlc
wlll commence very soon.
The building of homes started with
the construction of the Uamer resi
dence on West Norfolk avenue. Other
houses are now under way and there
is great demand for houses to rent.
"Not . "
Morluy Says Guilty.
Lincoln , March -Charles ! Morle\
entered a plea of not guilty when ar
raigned on two counts this afternoon
in the county court. The complaint
charged him with murdering Warden
Delabunty and aiding in the murder
of I'sher Hcilman.
Morley was brought in from the
penitentiary handcuffed to Maj. An-
tles of the wtato militia , and guarded
by Warden Melick. He was met at
the entrance of the courtroom and
placed under arrest by Sheriff Hyers
who read the warrants to him. When
arraigned , 'Morley stood in front of
the judge , one hand on the desk. He
paid careful attention to the reading ,
of each plea he answered In a distinct
voice , "not guilty. "
Ho folowed out his plea by a waiver
of preliminary examination. Afteir tlu
indictments had been entered and he
had been refused bail , ho requested-
County Attorney Strode to inform the *
trial judge that he was without money
to procure counsel and asked that the
county attorney look after securing
an attorney for him.
Morley was questioned at the trial
as to the appearance of the man
aitiong his pursuers -who killed Roy
Blunt , the young farmer driver. He
described him as a tall man shooting
a short range rifle. Ho said that he
believed that the bullet' came from
the man sitting on the front seat of
the buggy which contained Chief
Briggs and Game Warden Trouton of
Ex-Convict Reed Held for Trial.
Lincoln , March 23. Hartford Reed ,
accused of having given a knife to
Albert Priiice , which ho used in the
murder of Deputy Warden Davis of
the state penitentiary on Feb. 11 , was
bound over to the district court for
According to the testimony at the
preliminary he'-iring , Reed has admit
ted to Mrs. Lillle Owen , of Omaha
that he was guilty of this and also
smuggled nitroglycerine to a convict
who gave it to "Shorty" Gray to be
used in breaking out from the prison ,
Grays' escape with two comrades last
week , resulting in six deaths , includ
ing his own.
Reed Is also said to have admitted
to the woman that he had been con
nected with two murders. Ball was
refused in the case. Under the Ne
braska constitution this can only be
done when there is great probable
cause to bellevo the defendant guilty.
KILL PROPOSED AMENDMENT.
Maine Will Not Propose Local Option
at Coming Election.
Augusta , Me. , March 23. The leg
islature today defeated the proposed
amendment to the Maine constitution
to allow local option on the question
of permitting the manufacture or sale
of intoxicating liquors in all the cities
and in such towns as accept the
amendment provision. The democrat
ic majority in the house failed to mus
ter the necessary two-thirds affirma
tive vote on the final passage of the
resolution and it was not carried.
The vote was 71 in the affirmative
and G-Tin the negative.
Tlie amendment had passed the
senate by IS to 8. It is planned to
elect April 2 , a United States sen
ator to succeed Obiah Gardner , demo
crat , who was appointed by Gov.
Plasted after the death of Senator
Stepbenson To Retain Seat.
Washington , March 23. Senator
Stephenson of Wisconsin , whoso election -
tion has been under Investigation ,
will retain his seat by a safe ma
jority , according to a canvass made
by the regular republican leaders ,
who predict that between forty-six
and fifty senators will vote for him.
A vote may not be reached until Wed
Senatorial Deadlock Unbroken ,
Santa Fe. N. M. , March 23. Today's
ballot the fifth , for United States sen
ators , resulted in no choice.