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BAUM BROS. , Norfolk. Nebr
Exclusive Clothing and Cents' Furnishing House.
WE beg leave to announce to our Friends and Patrons that the long contemplated change in our business has been
accomplished , and we have converted the space occupied previously by our Dry Goods into one of the finest
Clothing Rooms in the state , aiid are now in position to show an immense and by far the largest and best Stock of
MEN'S , BOYS' and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS in this city.
A Stock Second to None in Northeastern Nebraska
for Style , Assortment , Quality and Popular Prices. Our Gents' Furnishing Goods Stock will be a surprise to everyone i > i <
A A SPECIAL FEATURE !
OUR LMDIES' DEPARTMENT.
In addition to our Clothing Stock , we have also inaugurated a Ladies' Department , of Ladies' Ready Made Suits , Skirts , Waists
and Cloaks , and it will be our endeavor and pride to make this department as complete and rich in selection as in any city many times the size
of Norfolk. No opportunity has been overlooked to get the best and newest at popular prices. ,
V In asking for your patronage in this new enterprise , we can with all sincerity assure you that our principles , which ( have been main
* tained for so many years , GIVING. FULL VALUE FOR EVERY DOLLAR , will be strictly adhered to.
We extend to all a cordial invitation to come and see the new store and inspect our goods.
Traffic on Northern Pacif.c
MILES OF PRAIRIE SUBMERGED.
Melting Snows and Heavy Rains Cause
a Flood In North Dakota and Railways -
ways Can't Navigate Southern
j States Suffer from 8-Inch Rainfall.
St. Paul , March 28. For the second
time within two weeks the main line
of the Northern Pacific is blocked and
passenger traffic is seriously inter
rupted. Ten days ago the North Da
kota section of the line was tied up
by the worst storm in 15 years , ac
companied by fierce winds , tremendous
deus shows and midwinter tempera
ture. Reports today show that trains
are now blocked by spring ; rains and
floods over miles of prairies. The
sudden change in temperature melted
the now. Then came very severe
rains , which have transformed
stretches of prairie near Mandan , N.
D. , and between Mandan and James
town into veritable lakes. At many
points the main line tracks are com
pletely covered by the water. Far
ther north the Great Northern line has
uttered severely , although the Hoods
have not been severe enough to block
trains. Still farther north the "Soo"
line has had trouble , although being
In a more broken country it has been
less affected. Trains on both lines
are delayed. The Northern Pacific
overland from the west , duo hero Wed
nesday afternoon , has not yet arrived.
VICK8BURQ ALMOST CUT OFF.
Mississippi Has Nearly Eight Inches
Floods ' in Mississippi.
( Vlcksbu'rg , Miss. , March 28. Nearly
eight inches of rainfall in the past 48
hours has almost isolated Vicksburg.
Not a train on the Yazoo and Missis
sippi Valley road has entered or left
the city since 8:30 : last night , when a
. ' ' < passenger train left for Now Orleans.
i ? .This train only succeeded In getting
u as far as Port Gibson , 18 miles south ,
.whore the tracks are washed away for
two miles. Another train ran into a
washout near Port Gibson , the ongtno ,
mall and baggage cars going into the
ditch. No ono was seriously hurt.
Passenger trains are stalled north and
south of this city. Inside the damage
amount p8 veral thousand del
lars. Very little news is received
from outlying districts. The loa $ la
undoubtedly heavy and it is feared
there was a number of casualties.
TORNADO IN ARKANSAS.
Destroys Property In Clark County
and Injures Several Persons.
Little Rock , Ark. , March 28. Ad
vices from Belrno , Clark county , state
that a tornado swept over that town
yesterday , destroying much property
and Injuring several persons. The
Yeager hardwood plant and the J. G.
Clark mill wore unroofed. The school
house , which was a one-story frame ,
was blown down , as was part of J. D.
Robinson's hotel , a cottage occupied
by Jud Davis and another occupied
by W. B. Hay. The wife and baby of
the latter were Injured. A string of
25 cars standing on the Iron Mountain
railroad tracks was blown an eighth
of a mile down the road.
Pennsylvania Mine Burning.
Connellsvllle , Pa. , March 28. A big
flre Is burning fiercely at the Whlttsett
mine of the Plttsburg Coal company ,
1C miles west of here. Firemen and
hose have been sent from hero to as
sist in extinguishing the flames. The
flre started from a hot bearing at the
fan which supplies the mine with air.
In a short time the mine was a raging
furnace. Fortunately no miners we're
in the part where the flro started. If
the fire Is not conquered soon , it may
bo necessary to turn the water of the
river into the mine , which would re
sult in enormous loss.
Second Fire In Same Plant.
Chicago , March 28. For the second
end time within CO days flro attacked
the plant of the Potter Wall Paper
company at 408-410 Illinois street , and
entailed a loss of $100,000. In the pre
vious flro the stock was damaged to
the extent of $00,000. The manager ,
Stuart Waring , said ho believed the
fifes wore of Incendiary origin. The
fire yesterday started in a two-story
annex and spread quickly to the main
structure , where it burned through
May Prosecute Lynchera.
La Junta , Colo. , March 28. The au
thorities claim to have the names
of some of the leaders in the lynching
of W. H , Wallace , the colored railway
porter charged with assault on Mrs.
Henrietta Miller , and it is said prose
cutions will bo begun against them at
the April term of court. The coroner's
Jury found that Wallace came to his
death by "gunshot wounds and strong ,
ulation at the hands of unidentified
Committee is Appointed by
EXCITEMENT IN THE HOUSE.
Grave Offenses Alleged Against Mem
bers of Congress 'and Press In Con-
nectlon With Sale of Danish West
Indies Involves Agent of Denmark.
Washington , March 28. A genuine
sensation was caused in the houao
yesterday by the presentation by Mr.
Richardson of Tennessee , the Demo
cratic leader , of charges alleging the
corrupt use of a fund of $500,000 In
connection with tbo sale of the Danish
West Indies. The charges were con
tained in an alleged secret report of
Captain Walter Christmas to the Dan
ish government , who alleged that he
had employed corrupt means to bring
about the negotiations for the sale of
the islands. The reports from which
Mr. Richardson read mentioned the
names of Abner McKtnley and his
partner , Colonel Brown , C. W. Knox ,
who was described ae "an Intimate
friend of Senator Hanna , " Richard P.
Evans , who was said to represent "Mr.
Gardner and his friends In the house. "
and two press associations , the names
of which were not given , as having
been interested in the matter.
The charges against members of
congress were not specific. Upon the
basis of this report , Mr , Richardson
asked the adoption of a resolution for
the appointment of an Investigating
committee of seven. The speaker
ruled that the matter was privileged
after Mr. , Richardson had amended
his resolution so as to specifically Include -
cludo members of the house. Great
excitement attended the whole pro
ccedlng. Mr. Cannon of Illinois insist
ed that Mr. Richardson's presentation
was fragmentary and that the whole
matter should go over until members
might read the documents presented ,
which included newspaper extracts ,
affidavits , etc. , In the records. Christ
mas , ho declared , on his own statement
mont was a briber and worse , but the
house voted down the motion to post
pone and the resolution , after being
amended In minor particulars , was
adopted. The speaker appointed the
following committee to make the In
vesUgatlon : Dalzoll ( Rep. , Pa. ) , Hltt
( Rep. , Ills. ) , Cousins ( Rep. , la. ) , Me-
Call ( Rega Mass. ) , Richardson ( Do ,
Tenn. ) , Dlnsmore ( Dem. , Ark. ) and
Cowherd ( Dem. , Mo. ) .
The resolution presented by Mr.
Richardson Is In part as follows :
"Whereas , one Walter Christmas , a
subject of Denmark , who is now , and
who has been for several years , a
diplomatic agent of Denmark , author
ized and empowered to negotiate the
sale of the Danish West Indian Isl
and to the United States , and who was
also the agent of the United States
for the purchase of said Islands , has
submitted a secret and confidential re
port to his own government , and ,
"Whereas , the said Christmas , agent
and representative as aforesaid , In
his report to his government , de
clares and sets forth among other
things the fact that the government
of Denmark has contracted , agreed
and obligated Itself to pay and turn
over to him , the said Christmas , 10
per centum , or about $500,000 of the
proceeds of the purchase money aria-
Ing from the sale of said islands to
the United States when the same shall
have been paid by the United States
to Denmark , for the express purpose
as has been declared and set forth
by him in his said secret report to his
government , for the bribing of mom-
here of the United States congress , In
cluding members of the house of rep
resentatives and other prominent citi
zens of this country , and so subsidiz
ing American legislators to the end
that the pending treaty between the
United States and Denmark for the
Bale of the Islands by the latter to
the former government bo
The army appropriation bill was sub
sequently passed without material
amendment and a rule was adopted to
make the bill to retire officers of the
revenue cutter service a continuing or
der until disposed of , the order not to
Interfere with appropriation or reve
nue bills or conference reports.
Meysenburg Convicted of Bribery.
St. Louis , March 28. Emll A.
Moysonburg , member of the house of
delegates , was convicted of bribery In
connection with the Suburban Street
railway franchise legislation In Judge
Douglas' court last evening , after a
trial lasting four days and his punishment
mont fixed at three years in the penl
Found Guilty of Manslaughter.
Washington , Ind. , March 28. After
hours of debate , the jury In the wife-
murder case against Frank Purcell
yesterday returned a verdict , finding
him guilty of manslaughter. Purcell
was tried Uet fall for the
Just received , an immense shipment All the now styles , colorings
and grades. Phone No. lf ! 5 or send us word and wo would bo glad to
show yon our books of samples. Can toll yon what it would cost on the
wall if yon like. Can furnish hangers on short notice when desired. Get
your papering done early before the spring rush begins , when hangers are
bard to got. Largo line Window Shades , Picture Mouldings , &c. , &o. ,
always on hand at the
ROBERT UTTER. NORFOLK , NEBRASKA.
( W. H. HOCHOLZ. President
Norfolk JALKXANDKB HKAH vice
( K. W. ZUTZ , Cashier.
OLDEST ESTABLISHED BANKING BUSINESS IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA
Capital , $100,000.00
Surplus , $20,000.00
Does a General Bankine Business ,
Buys and Soils Exchange.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Drafts and Money Orders Sold on any Point in Earopg.
A General Steamship and Foreign Passage Business Transacted.
A.DKAB , F. P. HANLON , F.J. UALK , W. H.BUOHOW , WU.
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