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10 TWJS NOUFOLK tfKWS : TODAY , NOVEMBER 20
Mrs. , T. G. Trontmaii went to
Mrs. 0. H Connor loaves today for
Lead , S. D.
Miss Lee has accepted a position In
the Fair store.
JiulRO Oonoa was down from Pioico
Mrs. W. A. SponocM- was clown from
Pierce thin morning ,
Dr. P. II. Salter made a professional
visit to lloaklns today.
On account of ThankHRlvliiK Tun
KBWH will not bo issued tomorrow.
Norris Huso will como up from
coin tonlKht to spend TlmnkflBlvinji
Kimball Harneri IH expected homo
from Lincoln to upend ThanksKlviiiK.
W. H. Green , ono of CreiKhton'H implement
plomont doalerH , was In the city today.
Mr . 0. 15. Green loft today for Mlalr ,
to KpondThanksKlvliiR with her bus
Mbs Mackln , teacher In the UlRl
Bohool , will KO to Omaha tomorrow M
Gardner < & HslloryoHlorcliiy Hold th
Kimpptuun , three milen wotfl of the
city , for $ . ' ! ' > pur ncro.
Mrs. Anmi Mudson returned last nitf !
from ix few days' vlnit with her HOII ixt
Mlwiouri Valley , lowu.
MrH. .1 M. Collumor of Sioux Oily ii
expected here tonight to Hponcl TluinkH
KlviiiK with MrH. Klttlo Domnoml.
Mr. nml Mrs. O. II. HoynoldH , MM
MoHrlclonnd Miss MoHrldo will KO ti
Mixdlnon tomorrow to Hponcl ThanltHKlv
Mr. and Mrs. Israel Artof Dorchonte
will hu lioro to upend TlmnkHKlviiiK a
the homo of tholr nolco , MM ( ' . Dl
Kov. .1. .1. Paikorwill mrivo tonigh
from Konrmty to Hponcl ThanknjlvinK ?
Ho will bo the urn-si of his son , Dr. 'O
A Hpaoial ThanksnivliiK Hi-rvico wil
bo olYurocl at Trinity Kplscopal ohurcl
tomoriowat 10I0 : ! a. m.JLKull choir
ixnd special Hormon.
Mitw IK'Um Storko , tonuher in Hrowi
oil Hull at Omaha , is expected tonifl
to spend ThankHBivliiK with Minn Woilln ,
who was u oluHHimxto at Vassar college.
13. W. IInyoH , who has IboonftvisUliiK
Ida parents for several cluyH , loft for the
went at noon to resume his cluticH IVH
roprosontativoof the Galen Oil com
The Liv.lios Kuild of Trinity church
will moot with MM. Spear Fri-
tlixy afternoon at a o'clock. There is
very important business and ja , full at-
tondauco is desired.
Judge Boy A and Court Reporter
Powers returned this morning from Ni-
obrara where they atteudod a term of
court , .Incite Hiycl went on to his
homo in NollRh today.
The postollljo will bo closed tomor
row in observance of Thanksgiving , bnt
for the convenience of patrons will bo
open in the morning at 10iO : ! and con
tinue open until 1 o'clock. In the
evening it will be open from 70 : ! ! to .
Members of Mosaic lodge No. Wi , A.
V. and A. M. hold a very enjoyable
meeting last evening , when the the
Third degree was conferred on a candi
date. Visitors were present from
Battle Crook , Winsido , Pierce , Vordigro
mid Stanton. After the work waa over
a flue spread was served and was greatly
The SI Perkins comedy company ,
which was booked to appear in the Aud
itorium lomoirow night has failed to
connect and there will bo no entertain
ment there. Manager Spear received a
late explanation from the company stat
ing that their route 'iAvas changed but
asking for a later date. A contract for
ix now date has not yet been signed ,
jMrs.rj. , \voatiioruy , WIIOHO naua-
painted ohhm has given her an excellent
.reputation for artistic ability , expects
to make a display of her recent work on
Friday and Saturday afternoons of this
week at her homo , corner of Thirteenth
street and Koonigstoin avenue. She
will bo'pleased to have ladles and gen-
tlemeulwho are interested call and in
spect the display.
Stantou Picket : Theodore Plagonmu
has the most severe case of smallpox
that has yet uiado its appearance hero.
He is at Rho.lo's boarding house , where
ho was removed from Mrs. Klrnoro's as
BOOH as ho'doveloped symptoms of the
disease. Dr. Uuderburg who is in at
tendance npon him says the eruptions
on his person nro so thick that there is
U3t room for any more.
At the Baptist church this evening
there will bo the regular prayer and
praise mooting when Pastor Ryder , wil
commence a series of lecture-talks on
the book of Joshua. These arc bright
meetings , and all are invited to attend ,
Don't forget the hour 7:45 : p. m. At
the close of this service will be the
special business mooting , postponed
from Monday evening , when irnportan
business is to bo transacted.
Outside of church services there wil
probably be no public observance o
Thanksgiving day inNorfolk | tomorrow ,
However there will undoubtedly bo
numerous dinner parties , where family
and friends will meet to enjoy the co
coRion and this , after nil , is the most ap
proved method of Thanksgiving observ
ixnco. The banks and other
hoiiNOfl will clone during all or part of
the clay and the time will ho spout in
giving thanks ; In rest , recreation , fount-
ing and other enjoyment * .
A railroad grading outfit with about
nlxty hornoH has located | for the winter
on the A. White farm south of the oily.
Its appearance hero gave rloo to nunoiH
that it came to * begin work on the
i'aiihton , Norfolk and Southwestern
or the H.ifc | M. or HOIIIO other line
contemplating connootlonn with Nor *
folk , hut the host information obtain
able in that it wiw attracted hero as an
excellent place to Lwlntor. The owner
of the outfit HtatoH that ho may have
work to'clo about January.
Morning lodge'No. 20 , Knights of
'ythias ' holdja very enjoyable session
aHt evening In tholr ledge room in the
Orr block. BoflidoH conferring tl'o
Third rank on a candidate , election cf
olllcoM was [ hold , the following being
hoftcn for the ensuing term : John
Friday , O. O. ; Fred Roberts , V. 0. ; II.
I. GauHlold.'prolato ; Clmi. If. Madden ,
iC. of H. and S. ; Goo. . Ghrlatoph , M.
jf K ; L. M. IJoolor , M. of 15. ; II. .1.
Cole , M. of W. ! Jake KoonlgHtein , M.
it A. MoHsrH. Nichols and Orum weio
lore from Madison to attend the session.
Turkoys.'ducks . , gceso and ohickoiw
ire on the local market in abundance
mid have boon coming in today with
xlmortt every farmer's team. Muny of
ho fowls are taken by the men where
ro conducting rallies , but a largo num
ber a o sold to the markets whcro they
nro drchsud and may bo purchased by
hose who wl h to take no dinnerri
on their dinner. The groceis
mvo celery , oysters , cranberries and
ithi'r good things appropriate to the
season on display and It in very [ evident
that no ono having the price need go
Airangomonts for the minstrol.'show
to I'o given by the Hlks ledge on the
evening of O scomber ! li ( are progressing
most satisfactorily. The musical pro-
grain has been arranged and will bo
undor.tho direction of a good loader.who
has boon engaged for the occasion.
Considerable interest is manifest and
almost every Klk will take some part.
The llrst rohoareul is expected to beheld
held on Friday evening when a portion
of the musical program will 1bo prac
ticed , 'i'ho entertainment will bo hold
in the Auditorium , which has boon
routed for the occasion.
Madison Star : Work will bo com
menced next week , if the weather per
mits , of laying the foundation stone for
Congressman Robinson's now residence.
The site for the building is on Pearl
street , and when completed I.will bo a
veritable mansion. The interior of the
liiillilliiir linu linnti iilamipil fnr rnnvplli-
once , comfort and elogauco , and will bo
it ted with every modern improvement.
It will bo a two-story structure with
basement , six rooms on first door and
six rooms and hall on second floor ; china
closet , cupboard , etc. , in basement *
Architect Stitt of Norfolk drew up the
plans and specifications and thojcoutract
was lot to Win. Irwiu.
Judge Clarence Selah , a pioneer news
paper man and politician of Nebraska ,
died afcfhis homo in O'Noill , early yes-
tordnyTnoriiing of typhoid fever , at the
time of his death being county judge of
Holt county and populist state committee -
too man. In the early SO's Judge Solah
was editor of the Norfolk Journal and
subsequently edited the O'Noill Frontier
and a paper in 15wiug. At one time Mr.
Solah had his plans made to establish a
a newspaper patent house in Norfolk ,
and had some of the material on the
ground but the plan was abandoned before
fore any patents were issued. At one
tluio ho was a district revenue collector
under a republican administration aud
joined the populists after the expiration
of his term of oflleo.
Tildon Citi'/.ou : It is seldom John V.
Nowhall is seen with a flower in the
lapel Ul Ilia cuiii , uui < uu j.uuauuy iiu
was wearing a full blown daudoliou ,
picked at the edge of the sidewalk in
front of his store. The blossom showed
no sign of frost and the plant from
which it was plucked was as green and
vigorous as at any time during the year.
It is not to bo inferred from this that
wild flowers are blooming in very great
profusion just now , but the fact that a
four inch high shelter has enabled an
ordinarily tender annual to survive until
the 10th of November will give some
idea to strangOM of the salubrious oil-
mate enjoyed by Nebraskans while New
York and other states in the same lati
tude are oxporiouciug bad snow storms
aud almost zero weather.
"Tho Overland Limited" runs every
clay in the year via the Union Pacifiotho
established route across the continent.
Thjs colebnxtod train has perhaps the
finest equipped cars in the world. There
are doublojdrawing room palace sleepers ,
wide vostibnled cars , buffet smoking
and library cars , dining cars , Pintech
gas and steam heat , etc.
None bettor in the world few as
For full information call on address
F. W. Junoman , agent.
All persons are hereby cautioned not
to fish on my promises after this date ,
with either net or line , or they will bo
prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Norfolk , Nebraska , Nov. 11 , 1901.
F. W. BOCHB.
Submarine Craft Emerges From
Bay in Safety.
FULTON STANDS A SEVERE TEST.
Member * of the Crew Say They
Could" Endure Life Under the Water
for Months Eat Two Meals and
New York , Nov. 25. In the pros-
oil co of a largo crowd , despite the
Htorin , which gathered to witness the
oinurKlng of the Fulton , that boat
rciHo from the bottom of the bay at
10:30 : a. m. yesterday with all well and
greatly mirprlHod to find there wan a
Blonn ragliu ; The toHt of the Fill-
ton'H HtayhiK powers was highly BUI-
iHfactory , not only to the officers of
the company that built her , but to
thoHo who wont to the bottom In the
boat. They report there waa uot the
KhtoHt dlHcomfort to thorn during
tholr more than fifteen hours of HUM-
inorHlon beneath the mirfaco. Captnln
Cahlo of the Holland company , who Is
In command , nulil that the boat could
have remained down for three months
If thorp were food enough on board.
Although there was hut BX ! foot of
water over the top of the turret , those
on board foil nothing of the Htonn.
Through the night there wan a light
rolling motion to the craft , but thin
was ascribed to the regular motion of
the water and not to the disturbance
which was rolling the waves high on
Immediately on coming to the sur
face the Fulton , niiclor her own power ,
ran alongside the clock and tlml up.
Hear Admiral Lowe nml Lieutenant
Arthur refused to go Into any
dlKciiHKloii of the performance of
the boat except to say they would bo
satisfied to Htay clown longer. They
are , however , Known to b"o enthusias
tic over the work of the Fulton thus
far. Members of the crew nay , they ex
perienced no difficulty In breathing
and that the air1 was all Unit could bo
doHlrod and mucb purer and better
than In an ordinary dotted o room In
'which are sovural persons. Every
piece of machinery worked tb perfec
tion during the night. The mien ate
two meals whllo under water and em
Joyed them Moat , of them obtained
thrco or four hours' sleep.
The exports present unite In calling
attention to the sea-going qualities of
the Fulton and the Adder as shown
during the gale which prevailed un
til night. Neither of the submarine
boats was affected by the sea or the
wind. Other boats of twice their ton
nage rolled and tossed so that they
had to get under way and seek a shel
The longest time that any submar
ine boat had been under water hereto
fore In the United States was three
hours. Lieutenant Harry Collwell
kept the Holland submerged that long
In the Potomac last year. The Ful
ton had never boon under longer than
23 minutes , when she made a. two-mljo
run submerged a few weeks ago.
OFFICER LOSES A PRISONER.
Negroes In Louisiana Lynch One of
Their Own Race for Murder.
Shreveport , I a. , Nov. 25. Frank
Thomas , a negro employed on the
Amelia plantation , shot and killed a
11-year-old negro boy named Wllburn
over a debt of 30 cents. The killing
was witnessed by a number of excited
negroes. Deputy Sheriff Holmes ar
rested Thomas and was proceeding
towards Shreveport with his mrfebnar
when a mob of 200 negroes an < ifjnfew !
white men suddenly appeared ( n the
road and took possession of Thomas
and strung him up to the limb of a
WILL CALL EXTRA SESSION.
Minnesota's Governor Determined to
Oppose Railway Merger.
St. Paul , Minn. , Nov. 25. The
Pioneer Press says : Governor Van
Sant has determined to flght the
great railway combine as represented
by the Northern Securities company
to the last ditch. He has decided to
call an extra session oftho legisla
ture for the purpose of providing
funds for the legal battle , and says
that should the legislature fail to ap
propriate the amount asked for he
will use his own private fortune to
carry on the contest.
SUICIDE USES DYNAMITE.
Former Supreme Court Justice of Col
orado Found Dead by Own Hand.
Denver , Colo. , Nov. 25. News has
just reached this city of the suicide
of Judge M. A. Rodgers , formerly of
the supreme court of Colorado and ono
of the ablest lawyers in the state , at
Steamboat Springs. The manner of
suicide was unusual. Judge Rodgers
laid down on the ground with a stick
of dynamite under him and lighted a
cigar , fired the fuse from it and calmly
smoked until the shock of the oxplo
slou ended his life.
Officers of Epworth League.
Hampton , la. , Nov. 25. In the Iowa
Epworth league convention Prof ,
Haimwalo of Mount Pleasant was
elected president , E. L. ( jlruwell of
Mount Vernon secretary and W. E.
Lackenberry treasurer. Sunlo Mills of
Marshalltown was ejected for the fifth
time as superintendent of the junior
Captured Four Deserters.
Fort Meade , S. D. , Nov. 25. Lieu
tenant Matt C. Bristol of the Thir
teenth cavalry has returned to the
fort from a few days' scour over the
country In search of eight deserters ,
who have failed to report for duty nt
the post for several weeks past , lie ,
pucceeded in , recapturing four of them'
MEMORIAL TD M'KINLEY.
Nebraska Dranch Icsues an Appeal
Urging All to Contribute.
Omaha , Nov. 2fi. To the Peoplq of
NobrJHka : The McKlnley National
Memorial association , organized after
the untimely death of the nation's
honored president , has as Its members
the prenldont of the United States ,
the governor of each state nna terri
tory and leading citizens from the
country at large. Its president Is
Hon. William H. Day of Canton , O. ,
the vlco president IH Marcus A. Hanna ,
the treasurer Is Myron T. HorrlcK
and the nocrotary Is Hyerson Hltdile ,
all of Cleveland , O. The unclorHlgnod
invu boon appointed as the Nebraska
: > ranch of the association. The object
s to ralso fl fund for the erection at
Canton , O. , of a flttln'g monument over
the grave of William McKInley , and
after an appropriation of a proper
amount for such purpoHo for
the erection of a mtltablc mom
orlal at the national capital.
The contribution should bo the
people's offering to the noble dpad
and should bo a popular tribute. The
state association , having thle object
In view , HiiggontH tbo following as the
course to bo pursued In Nebraska :
Whllo not attempting to fix the
maximum of contributions the committee -
too suggests that $25 from any Individ
ual clti/on is sufllclont and that no
contribution need be considered too
small to bo bestowed.
Wo ask that every newspaper In the
state shall publish thin appeal mid sup
plement the action of the association
with the power of the press. Wo
further ask that every editor , teacher
and postmaster In Nebraska shall act
O.H the agent of the association to re-
colvo contributions and forward the
same to Hon. 13dward Hosowator ,
treasurer , Omaha , Net ) . , who will ac
knowledge same. To these contrllnt
tlon blanks will be sent by the secro
tary. The name of e\ory contributor
will be enrolled upon the record of
the national association and the receipt
coipt of the sum acknowledged. Thcio
are about 250,000 school children In
the state of Nebraska , and we appeal
to each tciichoi in the state to aim
to collect K or 10 cents from each
child as the tribute of the youth of the
state , showing their affection for the
lamented chiet executive , who stands
today as an Ideal American.
Charles F. Mandcrson , president ;
John A. Crclghton , vice president ;
Edward llosewater. secretary and
treasurer ; .1. Sterling Morton , Lorenzo
Crounse , L. D. Richards , E. J. Halnor ,
A , L. Clark , Silas A. Holcomb , com
posing the Nebraska branch of the
McKInley Memorial association.
FOR FRAUD IN FOOT , RACES.
Fort Scott Grand Jury Returns Bills
Against Five Club Members.
Fort Scott , Nov. 25. The federal
grand jury , In session here , has In
dicted five residents of Webb City ,
Mo. , Including a banker , A. P. Stew
art , In connection with the recent
heavy losses of money at the athletic
club's foot racing track there.
It is asserted that the members of
the club do not deny having won In
the last eighteen months upwards of
$200,000. The" winnings last week are
known to be $27,200 , notwithstanding
the 'publicity ' resulting from the prose
cution Instituted by Representative J.
M. Davis of this county , who lost
$5,000 there and says he was swindled.
The men Indicted are A. P. Stewart ,
E. E. Ellis. "Bob" Bontright , R. B.
Gillette and G. O. Stansberry.
Family Feud Results Fatally.
Highland , Kan. , Nov. 25. J. F.
Ward , member of the city council ,
crushed J. E. Springer's skull with a
club , fatally wounding him , after
Springer had twice shot him , the re
sult of an old family feud. Ward Is
seriously , but not mortally , wounded.
Springer went to Ward's house with
the avowed Intention of shooting his
adversary. He fired two shots at
Ward , ono of which took effect above
the heart and the othcfr in the left
shoulder , when Ward felled him wltl
a blow on the head. Springer cannot
Indicts Hunter for Murder.
DOS Moines , Nov. 25. The grand
liit-ir nt Mniint Avr hns rptiirnnil nn In
dictment for murder in the first de
gree against Matt Hunter , the gambler -
blor alleged to have shot and killed
Homer Holland , the athlete. The
case will not be tried until next year.
Hunter Is out on bonds.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
Mrs. McKinley is to bo given free
use of the United States malls.
Robert Morlarlty and Robert Sopor ,
small boys , were drowned at Eau
Claire , Wis.
The Invasion of England by Ameri
can shoes raises a plaintive protest
from British makers.
William Lorlmer has sued the Chicago
cage Record-Herald and H. H. Kohl
saat for $100,000 libel.
British soldiers In South Africa are
growing weary of two years of fight
ing with little result and no honor.
Football scores Saturday : Harvard ,
22 ; Yale , 0. Minnesota , 1C ; North
western , 0. Kansas , 12 ; Texas , 0.
Dolll Edouardo Francisco , a titled
Italian. Is to be deported because ho
arrived In America In unsound mental
Congressman R. R. Hltt of Illinois
is said to have decided upon formally
entering the campaign for successor to
President Roosevelt's unheralded
trip away from Washington last week
was for the purpose of resting after
an unusual amount of work.
Colonel Melville Sawyer , who was
for 30 years secretary of the Missouri
Car and Foundry company ofSt.Louls ,
died Sunday at the Highland' Springs
sanitarium In Nassau , N. II. , _
Damage on Manhattan Estim
ated at $350,000.
WRECKAGE STREWS THE 3HORE.
Terrific Storm Strikes Staten Island
and Extends Into the Metropolis-
New Jersey Shore Resorts Sub
merged Raises Tide.
Now York , Nov. 25. A heavy north
east gale , accompanied by heavy rain ,
raged along the coast yesterday. In
'the upper and lower bay the storm
blow with great fury. An unusually
high tlclo washed upon the Stateu Is
land shores , doing considerable clam-
ago to clocl'B , small boats and other
craft. A heavy sea raged in the upper
The storm did considerable damage
In the city. Windows In the upper
part of the city wore blown In and
n few roofs taken off.
The effects of the storm are very
manifest at Brighton Beach and Coney
Island. Breakwaters and bathing pa-
vlllions , board walks and other accessories
series suffered iiiucH damage. Off
Manhattan Beach can be seen a cap
sized schooner. Whether her crow got
to shore safely or not cannot
The full-rigged ship , Flottbek , which
vent ashore at Monmouth Beach dur
ing the gale , Is resting on the sands ,
apparently little the worse for her
experience and her crew are being
cared for by the life-savers.
The Tribune estimates the clamago
done by the storm on the northern
shore of Long Island to the Connecti
cut line at $350,000.
Shore Strewn With Wreckage.
Driven by the terrific northeast gale
tin highest tide ever kupwn along the
north shore of Long Island swept In
land , leaving a ribbon of wreckage
that girts the shore front from As
toria , in Long Island city , out to
Grccnport on the extreme end of the
Island. Thousands of dollars damage
was done. Docks , boat nml bathing
houses were wrecked and fleets of
yachts which had been drawn up In
supposed sal'o winter quarters were
lloated off by the high tide and left
stranded in many instances more than
Jialf a mile inland. Traffic was sus
pended on two branches of the Long
Probably the greatest damage was
done at North Beach , where more
than $20,000 worth of clocks , pavilions
places of amusement and other prop
erty was destroyed.
Asbury Park Badly Damaged.
The storm struck Asbury Park , N.
J. , with more force than any In re
cent years. The wind during the
night attained a velocity of 70 miles
an hour and did much damage to cot
tages. The great waves rolled across
Ocean avenue and the surf rolled
across the beach and Into Wesley lake ,
overflowing it , something that never
occurred since Asbury Park was lo
cated. The water of the lake flooded
cellars and made the streets in that
vicinity almost impassable. The Me
tropolitan hotel , one of the largest at
Asbury Park , was swept of its roof
and the rain soaked down Into the
rooms , causing much damage. The
piazzas of the Hotel Strand were torn
off and the building considerably dam
aged. Trees have been stripped and
the streets littered with trees , , parts
of roots , verandas and shingles.
FIND MINE OFFICIALS' BODIES.
Eight Men Who Entered Shaft at Po
cahontas Taken Out Dead.
Bluefleld , W. Va. , Nov. 25. The
dead bodies of the lost party of eight
well known mining men who entered
the West mine of the Pocahontas
collieries companies on Friday morn
ing last at 11 o'clock were recovered
yesterday. A rescuing party number
ing 40 persons entered at the Tug
river entrance and after going a d
tanco of some COO feet found the
dead bodies of A. S. Hurst , chief In
gpector ; Bqb Oldham , sub-Inspector ,
and E. G. Beall , mining engineer , al
Huddled together. From the positions
they must have met death suddenly
and without pain. All of them wore
lying face down , with no signs of a
struggle. The bodies of the other
five members of the party , Superin
tendent of Mines Walter O'Malley ,
Joseph Carclwell , superintendent of
the Shamokln Coal & Coke company ,
R. E. St. Clalr , second assistant Inspector
specter , State Mine Inspector Price
and Maurice St. Clair , sub-inspector ,
were found several hundred feet back
in the mine , three of the bodies lyins
some little distance apart. Bob St.
Clalr and Joseph Cardwell were lying
with arms clasped around each other
cold in death.
The bodies of O'Malley , Maurice St.
Clalr and Price were discolored and
bruised about the face , showing signs
of a struggle , It being very plain to
see they made a desperate attempt
at retracing tholr stops to better air
but already had advanced too far Into
the deadly white damp to escape alive.
LUNATIC SMASHES WINDOWS.
Glass to the Amount of Five Thousand
Eaton , O. , Nov. 25. Between mid
night and morning about $5,000 worth
of plate glass windows In the business
portion of this town were broken by
William Rossman , who had recently
been discharged from the Insane asy
lum at Dayton as cured. Rossman
used stones for demolishing 143 windows
dews of business houses.
Rossman would have smashed all
the windows In the town had ho not
been caught and with difficulty landed
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FAMILY HELD AS ROBBER9.
George Lane , Wife and Two Children
of Plttsburg , Kan. , Accused.
Plttsburg , Kan Nov. 25. George
Lane and family , consisting of hia wife
14-year-old daughter and nn adopted
BOH , 18 years old , have boon arrested
and lodged In prison hero charged
with being leaders of a gang that haa
been systematically tobblng mer
chants of this city for a year. Lane
and his wife nro prominent in society
and church work. They have a beauti
ful home on West Fourth street , where
nearly $1,000 worth of the stolen goods
was found. The method by which
they have burglarized nearly every
big store In Plttsburg In the last year
and successfully bullied the police was
carefully planned. The boy would con
ceal himself in the store and bo locked
in when the store was closed and then
In the night he would open the rear
door , alter which the robbery was.
easy. The nircst was caused by the
boy being captured in a store and con
fessing. Lane Is a contracting builder
by trade and has always been consid
ered a respectable citizen. It Is said
that several accomplices in neighbor
ing1 cities have been selling stolen
goods fdr the Lanes.
HITCHCOCK'S REPORT. .
Secretary of Interior Recommends
Reclamation of Arid Region. '
Washington , Nov. 25. The annual
report of Secretary'/Hltchcock of the
interior department Was made public
today. It endorses the conclusions
submitted by Commissioner of Indian
Affairs Jones regarding the present
Indian education system. On the ques
tion of reclamation of the arid region
the secretary says : "The investiga-
tlons which have been carried on de
monstrate that there is no one ques
tion now before the people of the
United States of greater importance
than the conservation of the water
supply and the reclamation of the arid \
lands of the west and their settlement X-
by mon who will actually build homes
and create communities. "
It is recommended that construc
tion at once be begun as follows :
The San Carlos storage reservoir re
claiming 100,000 acres or more of pub
lic land at an estimated cost of $1,000-
000 ; reservoirs in the Sierra Ne
vada In California for reclaiming des
ert lands in Nevada ; the diversion of
St. Mary river Into the headwaters
of Milk river in Montana.
RECORD CROP IN KANSAS.
State Board Announces That Yield for
Year Was 90,045,514 Bushels.
Topeka , Kan. , Nov. 23. The State
Board ol Agriculture announces that
the winter wheat yield of Kaiuas for
1901 was 90,045,514 bushels , valued at
$50,479,570. This breaks last year's
state record by 13,450,070 bushels.
These two are the largest wheat
crops grown by any state. The area
now sown in winter wheat is nearly
six iinlllion acres , which , with favor
able weather , will yield more than
The corn crop of Kansas In 1901 was
only 42.C05.G72 bushels , but the value
of the combined Wheat and corn
crops was but 11.3 per cent less than
that of the same crops In 1900.
Chicago Welcomes Irish Envoys.
Chicago , Nov. 25. An audience esti
mated at G.OOO persons gathered In
the Auditorium last night to welcome
the envoys ( from tie ) United Irish
League , John E. Redmond , PatricU A.
McHugh and Thomas O'Donnell , and
to celebrate the anniversary of the
Manchester martyrs , Allen , Kirken and
O'Leary. The oration of the evening
was delivered by Mr. Redmond. He
cheered his listeners by telling them
that the people were never so near
the realization of their fond hopes as
Masrhall County Officials Cleared.
Marshalltown , la. , Nov. 25. The
cases against all of the Indicted
county ofllclals , which Indictments
caused a sensation when announced
a few days ago , have been dismissed.
The trial of Supervisors Hargravo and
Williams was commenced , but the
court refused to admit testimony
which was deemed essential by the
prosecution and as soon as it was
ruled out the county attorney dis
missed the cases.
Palma Opens Campaign.
Havana , Nov. 25. The campaign of
Senor Palma for the presidency of
Cuba was opened last night In Havana
with an overflow meeting at the Tacon
theater. General Maximo Gomez , who . ) -
presided , made a short speech com
mending the candidature of Senor
Marshal Dies of Wounds.
Sioux City , la. , Nov. 25. Charles
Lodine , marshal of Albert City , who
was shot In the battle with Greenville ,
( la. ) bank robbers last week , died
yesterday , making thrco. fatalities la
ally two citizens and one robber.
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