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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
PART ONE , KOKFOL.K , NtilMASKA , FRIDAY , DKCKMIU'IU ' ! > ( ' > , W02. PAGES 1 TO 8
E. A. Lawrence Pardoned by
WELCOME CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Little Daisy Writes a Letter Which
Touches the Governor's Heart and
Ho Decides to Release Her Father ,
Rejoicing in a Norfolk Home.
From Saturday's Dally :
There Is rejoicing in the family of E.
"W. Laworanco of this olty today , over
the fact that Governor Savage yesterday
issued a pardon to Lawrence , who is
serving a three years' sentence in the
penitentiary. When visited by R re-
.porter for THE NK\VS this afternoon , at
'thoirhomo on South Fifth street , the
.members of the family had soon a state
ment of the pardon in this morning's
Omaha Bee. They were overjoyed at
the good news , and between smiles
ixnd tears they expressed their gratitude
to the governor.
It seems that the pardon cnmo as a
Christmas present to little Daisy , the
youngest daughter , aged 10 years , who1
wrote the governor d pitiful letter a
short time ago asking him to lot her
papa ooine home. The letter from the
little girl was written and sent without
the knowledge of her mother and the
other children , and1 it touched
the tympathies of the executive
heart , who decided that her
papa should bo homo for Christmas.
The governor was anxious that Mr.
Lawrence's family should not know of
the pardon until Christmas eve , when it
was planned that he would walk into
his home a free man , but reporters for
the Omaha and Lincoln papers heard
the story yesterday and gave it publica
tion this morning.
Little Daisy , whoso letter released
her papa , is the heroine of the hour , and
today Mrs. Lawrence has had several
requests for photographs of the child
from nietroplltau papers , which desire
to print it in connection with the story ,
but Mrs. Lawrence has steadfastly ref -
f us'ed to send them , on the ground that
she wants as little publicity as possible.
She Bald , however , that she would send
the governor photograph as soon as
one could bo taken.
Mr. Lawrence was convicted and
sent to the penitentiary last August on
the charge of having embezzled $90C
from the Singer Sewing Machine com
pany , for which ho was agent.
BAXTER MAY YET GO FREE
Wife Recants Her Former Story Thai
Old Man Murdered Baby.
Reports from Grand Island are to the
effect that A. W. Baxter , the aged
negro formerly of this city.who pleaded
guilty to the charge of murdering hit
i-mouths old baby and was sentenced
to ten years in the penitentiary , maj
yet go free , The case is said to be one
of the most peculiar in the historj
of Nebraska criminal courts. Mrs ,
Fears and Mrs. Johnson , aunts of Mrs
Baxter , testified before the coroner'i
jury , their testimony going to show thai
Mrs. Baxter was an unreliable witness
Mrs. Johnson said that she had nol
seen her niece until a few weeks ago
since Mrs. Baxter was 9 years of age
and she thought her niece was weak
minded. One report says of the case :
The coroner's jury Thursday con
tinued its investigation into the death of
the Baxter baby and recalled Mrs.
Baxter. To the astonishment of the
jury , coroner and officials she abso
lutely denied every charge she had
made against her aged husband last
Saturday and admitted that what she
had said on Saturday was wrong. She
proved herself incompetent to testify ,
being very weak-minded. She did not
know how long she had been married ,
nor yet how old she was. Baxter ,
placed on the stand , told practically the
same story ho has told from the begin
ning. He is nearly 70 years of age and
of more than ordinary intelligence.
The testimony of the woman today
removes every particle of evidence
against him , and his attorneys will
move to have his sentence of ten years
set aside. Baxter , was on Saturday
night , finally induced to plead guilty
to manslaughter , but did EO protesting
that he was innocent. Judge Thomp
son on Sunday ordered the negro re
tained here until n further investiga
tion could be made. The verdict of the
jury was that the baby had como to its
death by smothering , but whether no-
cidently or by malicious cause the jurors
were unable to determine.
TOURING THE WORLD.
Albert Kimmons Prince is Visitlnp-
His 808th town.
From Monday's Dally.
Albert Kimmouri Prince , "America's
G.eateat Mandolinist and Whistler , " is
in the city for a few days , and is mak
ing his headquarters at the Oxuard ,
where ho and his harp-guitar accom
panist , Guy Dauiels.entortain during the
dinner hour each day of their stay.
Great travelers have heretofore vis
ited Norfolk , ' . , Jj S'//J < o -M.
jdly holds the record in . " " 'or/en ' ; go
itartod from Chicago August i. . , P' <
with the intention of seeing most of the
, vorll\iul ( like n loyal American should ,
proposes to bo thoroughly acquainted
with his own country first. Nebraska
3 interested in him from the fact that
10 is a native of this state , having boon
Dorn in Omaha in 1877. Ho has visited
> 03 towns and cities in ! ) 1 states nud
jnlf of Canada , and has thus far vitltod
! 8 towns in Nebraska. Ha has started
nit with the intention of visiting every
: own of 5,000 in the United States and
iroposos to visit every city of 100,000
) r rnoro in the world before ho completes
iis itinerary. Mr. Daniels is the fourth
nan who has undertaken to keep pace
vlth him during his Hying trips , the
) thor three having fallen uxhausted by
Mr. Prince has ridden on 101 differ *
> nt railroads and traveled over -lil.OOO
niles. He is now on volume 7 of his
looks of endorsement in which ho keeps
dippings and records of his visits ;
mob book containing 1200 pnges. Press
ilippiugs , from Now York paptrs down ,
idorn those pages. From hero ho goes
Sioux City and then to Dnbuquo and
Chicago. He has a personal endorse-
nont from President MoKluloy , having
) layod before him at Washington Outo-
> or 10 , 1'.KK ) . Ho also has n letter from
3oo. P. Oronk of Omaha , grand exalted
ulerof the Elks , two ondo'seuieuts '
vhich he values highly.
Mr. Prince weights H)7 ) pounds , show-
ug that his life is agreeable to him.
"Its accompanist shows the other tend-
moy , and is so thin that ho barely casts
THE MENDENHALL CASE.
Statement from Commissioner Con
cerning His Connection With It.
Norfolk , Deo. 23. Editor NEWS : To
correct the gossip that has been in
dulged in regarding Olios. Moudonhall
and to justify myself as county com
missioner , I desire to make a public
statement of the facts in the case.
Mondeuhall it seems was to como from
Oklahoma to visit his brother W. T. ,
who resides 10 miles north of Meadow
Grove. Ho had a ticket to Norfolk and
W. T. had arranged with S. .T. Ramsey
of Norfolk to got a team from Dallas
Bruuson , meet his brother at the train
and drive him to his place. The train
was late and for some reason no ono
met Meudeuhall at Norfolk and ho was
carried to Battle Creek , where ho was
put oil the train because ho had no
ticket. The next hoard of him was
when he was picked npby Jake Sheets ,
village marshal of Meadow Grove , in
that town , when ho appeared demented.
Sheets took Mendouhall to the restau
rant , and while there the latter ran
away , walked through the creek and
was found four miles north. Shoots
took him to town and 'phoned the sher
iff that ho had an insane man. The
sheriff replied to bring him to Madison ,
together with witnesses. At the same
time Sheets 'phoned to Norfolk to in
quire regarding MendouhaU's friends
and received the reply that they would
meet him at the Junction on the arrival
of the noon passenger train. Messrs.
Sheets and Williams brought the man
to Norfolk , but no one met him at the
train. Mr. Williams then interviewed
me as commissioner. I found that the
man was a resident of Pierce county
ml advised that ho bo taken to hit
irother and let the authorities of Pierce
ounty determine what to do with him ,
? his they refused to do , stating thai
hey were officers and would get no paj
f they should take their prisoner tc
'ierce county. I then 'phoned Sherifl
Elements , who requested that the mat
> e brought to Madison , which was done
md the board pronounced him insane ,
Sext day his brother came down from
'ierce county to discover what was
vroug about Chas. not getting home
, nd found the latter in the jail in Madi
on. Mr. Branson never spoke to UK
iboat the case or offered to take tin
nan to Pierce , neither could I find Mr
Ramsey , who was out of town.
H. W. WlNTEU ,
Girl's Mind Will Be Blank.
P dps , N. Y. , Dae. 23. For i
month Mies Anna Pfck has been un
conscious and ker physicians thinl
that If she ever gains consclousaes !
tier Blind will be a blank. Miss Peel
and her sister , Mrs. Van Huysen , wen
struck by a N w York Central train a
Oaks Corners last month and the girl' ;
condition IE the rtsult of the Injur ;
To Observe Neutral Position.
The Hague , Dec. 23. The govern
ruent of the Netherlands has decldei
tc observe a strictly neutral attltud <
In the Venezuelan trouble. Ships o
the blockading powers will be prohlt
Itod from calling at porti of the Dutcl
Death Sentence for Dunn.
St. Joseph , Mo. , Dec. 23. Marl
Dunn , aged thirty , was sentenced ti
he hanged In this city on Feb. 10 fo
the murder of Alfred ITenton In Rush
rllle , ono year ago. Dunn , In a speed
before sentence was pronounced , In
slsted that he was Innocent.
Commissioner Finnigan Offers
THE MATTER WAS DEFERRED
Board Receives n Report From Super' '
intondent Taylor Some Bills Wor <
Allowed and Bonds Approved Pair
pers Were Cared For.
Madison , Nubr. , Duo. lit , UMW.-
IJonnl of county commiHslonors nun
mrsimnt to adjournment. All nuunhun
Minutes of last mooting road and on
notion approved. On motion the res-
gnution of J. M , Covert , constable fui
Norfolk precinct , wan ucouptud ,
On motion J. H. Conloy was up-
minted constable for Norfolk precinct ,
demotion bond of J. H. Ooulny ,
jonstablo , was approved.
On motion the following bills WPIC
Gluts , lloicho , road work , $ I 50.
O'Shou & McBrtdo , Inmbnr , $1)0.150 )
O'Shoa & MoBrldo , coal , M3.05.
Hume , ] Robertson , WjcolV Co. , eoul
Hume , Robertson , Wyooil'Go. [ , lum
ber , SP'J'J.80.
John Dieter , jr. , carintt for olootlor
booths and cleaning sohoolhoiiHO , sf'i.OO
George Boatty , road work , com
missioner district. No. ! ! , 17.50.
Gus. Knul , janitor , $ -10.00.
Matt Classen , caring for oloctioi
jooths and cleaning snhoolhouso , $ ' . ' .00
John O. Wick , one wolf scalp , $ 'i.X ( ) .
Autolopo county , ono half expanse for
.ounty line bridge. $ . " > ; ! 70.
George Zimmerman , ropariug bridge ,
T. Turner , bridge work. $5.00.
Roes Printing Co. , taxjsalo book ? ,
abolB , etc. , $ ! ) . ! > 0.
J. A. Lyou , constable , Madison pro
duct , election , $1.00.
Julius Hoohno , bridge work , $ -llri. !
Julius Hoohno , bridge work , $55.1)5. )
John H. Hulff , printing , $2:1.75. :
George Thtolo , caring for Erving ,
Aug. Pribbouow , blacksmithlng ,
[ | W. II. Lawo , surveying , $12.00.
J. A. Wright , livery for county com-
nissionors , $12.00.
Wm. Brummond , bridge work , $15 25.
C. H. Weeks , assisting survoyor$1.00.
A. Bnoholst & Co , merchandise for
pauper , $1.50.
Julius Hoohno , $05.-10 road work
illowod against district No. 11.
W. N. Huso , printing election ballots ,
Henry Miller , assisting county sur
veyor , § 3.00.
L. M. Johnson , bridge work , $28,75.
R. J. Brovik , bridge work , $ < i.OO. , it3
Ole Olesou , bridge wcrk , $21.25.
J. F. Noidig , bridge work , $29.00.
Sam Dunn , caring for election booths ,
J. II. Mackay , medical services for
[ lodges , $20.00 , less 1DOO , 1901 and 189 ! )
; ax $12.55 , balance $7.45.
Bills of A. J. Anderson , for bridge
work , $0.00 and Crowell Lumber Co. , of
fO.90 were rejected.
Fred D. Wright , printing , $9.00.
Jacob Knapp , bridge work , $18 50.
fl Sf.iirlta. V > rifltrn wnrlr tfM
JUIIUJ. . DtUUlH , UriUgU WOFK , fO.UU.
Peter Bove , bridge work , $17.50.
J. F. Miller , caring for election booths ,
hauling coal , $2.85.
Horst Bros. , repairs on court house
and materials furnished road overseers ,
John W. Wnrrick , lumber , etc. ,
L. B. Baker , lumber , fSG.-K ! .
Dr. H. O. Munsou , medical services ,
Wm. Bates , fees in state case against
Weber , etc. $15.65.
Chris Schavland , fees in insanity case
of Chas. Moudonhall , $15.00.
Jacob Sheets , caring for Mendouhall
$9.07 , was allowed at $5.07.
Chris Schavland , fees in Mondenhal
insanity case , $10.25.
Emil Winter , clerk of board , $100.00
Emil Winter , postage , drayage , etc
from October 1 , to December 1(5 , 1902
* ! 55.70.
Martin Kauo , fees state vs. Sohaffor
Martin Kane , fees state vs. Bartel
J. M. Devlin , board for Ervin , pauper
E. P. Hummel , board for Ervin
pauper , 1 20.
O. H. Gillespio , merchandise for
Emma Gambill , pauper , | 2G/J2.
Durland Trust Co. , room rent fo
election purposes , $2.50.
Winter & Schultz , merchandise
J. J. Clements , railroad fare and expenses
pensos to Chicago , state vs. Mills , jailor'
fees and board , $203.75.
On motion board adjourned to Dee
17 , 1902 , at 8 o'clock n. in.
Board met pursuant to adjournment
On motion all school bond funds 01
hand , whore bonds have been paid
wore transferred to district funds.
On motion the following l > llln wur
O car Brown , luuiling hridgo lumboi
Jacob Gaholnmn , mllongo for return
ng olootlon ballots , IK ) cents.
Froil Nouwork , bridge work , $21.10 ;
,1. H , Manning , bridge work , $9.00.
Christ Sohmttt , salary county com
illusions , $95.90 ,
H , J. Flnnegan , tnlary county com
H. W. Winter , salary county ooiiintis
loner , $ i0.95. : !
C. A. Iludnmii , bolts , nails , otu.
Dr. I. J. Daniel , medical services foi
mupm-H , $ : il.20.
Dr. A. F. Jones , mo-licul HorvicoH
' ] mmii Gambill , panpur , $20 00.
St. Joseph's hospital , nursing Midi
Gambill , pauper , $10.00.
V M. Martin , putting up eluctioi
bootlm , $2 fiO.
Muyo HaHB , dork of clout Ion , $1.00.
On motion the following report win
Uattlo Crook , Nobr . Deo. lit , 1902.-
'o the Honorable Hoard of Count }
non : Enclosed you will plouwi find tin
ollowlng hills whloh have boon In
lured during the third quarter.
O. AIlodmn $ 2112 !
j. B. Hakor 15 71
3. E. HaiiHon 51
ilivas & Unman it 01
Morris & Co it tV
I. MlHor Lumber Co it
> K. Mortsr. (1 (1 (
lall < & Moinoko 252
T. R. Martin Ill 7
W. ,1. Stavoly H 9
Joyor & Onboru 9 It
I'hos. SoHlorv 172
I. Hogrofo. . ill ) 0
Job Oaborn 50
Frank llir/.iok 11 ill )
D. W Mora S 50
T.J.Taylor HI10 )
M. L. Thompson 1(1 ( 91
Tos. Sbvenx 1(1 ( HI
Total $ -Wl 92
Wo have now on the farm Mr. Olmdn ,
nko Boh'oiimn mid Anton Tyrol. J. O
lanson was admitted Aug. ill , and died
5npt (5. Mr. mid Mrs. OliirkiMuno Sept.
( I. Mrs. Clark dio'l Oct. 12 , and Mr.
3lurk was discharged on that date.
Respectfully Mihmtttrd ,
THUS J. TAYLOII.
On motion the following bills wore
Mo A'ed :
0. A. Hodman , hardware $ ! ! ( UIl ! loss
ax $211 2. ) , balance $2.9S.
W. J. Stavoly , merchandise $8.95.
J. R. Martin , groceries $1J.70. !
Jos. Sovora , merchandise $ li.U ( ! ; tax
> ' ! lit balance $ lit 21.
II. llogroro , pasturing cattle , $ 0.00 ,
Maas & Hainan , drugs , $11.00.
Thos. Soslor , threshing grain , $17.25.
Frank Rusiok , moiitl . ! . ! ! ! ) .
L. B. Baker , coal , $15.70.
C. W. Mer/ , furniture , $8.50.
M. L. ThonipHou , morchaiidisol ! ! 91 ,
Thos. J. Taylor , salary , $ H9.IO.
C. E. HaiiHon , blacksmithing 50 cents
Lovoluco & Probst , twine and balance
on mower $2,00. ! !
Bob. Osborn , doctoring cattle $5,00.
Boyer & Osborn , merchandise $9 ! iO.
L. F. Mer/ , hardware $15 05.
Hall & Molucko , merchandise $25.20
Howard Miller Lumber Co. , $0(5.i7. ( !
Morris Drug Co. , drugs $ ! J.50.
Com. S. J. Finnegau introduced tin
following resolution , which was 01
WHKHBAS , It appears from the reports -
ports on Ole that the expense of main
mining and operating the poor farm ol
Madison county under the prosen
system , has amounted to an actna
charge against said county of at least
$1,200 per year for the last three years ,
xud said annual cost of $1,200 does not
iucludo the amounts expanded for im
provements upon said f ttrm , That the
number of inmates sheltered and cared
lor on said farm has averugod not ex
ceeding four persons ; that the county
has invested in the real estate and im
provements comprising said farm at
least $12,000 ; that the stock ana farm
machinery on said fArm amounts in
value to at least $ ii,000 ; making the in
vestment of said county in said poor
farm equal the sum of $15,000 , That
under said system of maintaining the
indigent poor of said county , there is a
waste of the revenue of said county , by
reason of the unavoidable expense and
the largo amount of property invested ;
therefore bo it
ItESOLvr.u , that it is the souse of this
board , that all the stock and machinery
now located on said poor farm , should
hn Rnlil nt mihlio snlft. thnt thn uuiuu of
uu BUIII UL imuuu DUIU ,
superintendent of said farm be dis
continued and that said farm should be
leased , together with all improvements
thereon to the highest responsible bid
der for said farm ; that it should be ono
of the conditions in the lease of said
farm , that the lessee thereof should
maintain and provide for the indigent
poor of said county , who shall be as
signed to said farm , and that the lessee
thereof bo required to furnish a bond
conditioned for the payment of the rent
and the faithful performance of the task
of caring and providing for the indigent
poor of said county legally assigned to
said farm , and that immediate steps be
taken by this board to carry out the pro
visions of this resolution.
S. J. FIXSEOAX.
On motion the following bonds wore
S. W. Hayes.Justicoof the peace , Nor
J. F. Dederniau , road overseer , dis
trict No. 2.
Herman Ueckor , road overt > eor , dis
trlot No. (5. (
Ohas. J. Kalzow , road overseer , dis
trlct No. 28.
I. V. Noldlg , road ovorHoor roud dls
trlot No. 21.
Henry Woldnklml , roud ever our dls
trlot No. 27.
Win. Hrummond , road ovorHoer dis
trict No. H.
Henry Sundnriiian , roud overseer dlH-
trlct No. ail.
Chan. 1'olennko , roiuli ovoraour dls
trlot No. III.
Wm. RolkofHkl , road ovorsutir din
trlot No , 111.
C. A. YoungimlHt , road overseer din-
trlct No. 21.
John Liiuvurroiulovrnscordistrict No.
H. ,1. Morrln , road overseer illntriot
Ernest Nathan , road overseer district
No. ! ! ( ) .
A. B. RtalumlHon , ucsoHHor Valley
John L. Itynoarson , immiHuor Madison
John Crook , asHOHsor Door Crook pro-
H. G. liruoggomun , nnHOHHor Norfolk
Peter OHIION , ivRsoHHor Hholl Crook pro
Win. Hayden , iiHHOHHor Grove proa-
JamoH RoHohorough , unsuHHor Utirnott
C. T. RichardHon , ivusoHHor Highland
On motion board adjourned to Jan
uary 7 , IDOil , at I o'olook p , in.
DEATH LIST IS TWENTY-FIVE.
Railway Officials Decline to Dlacun
Cause of Dlenstrous Accident.
Sun I'nmrlHco , Doc. ail. Tnu iluutli
list of the ral'.nmil ' collision at Uyron ,
Cal. , him boon Hwollod to twonty-Uvo
by the uinllng ol I lie life ot Mlsti Htollu
Howard of San Kniiiclsi-n nt the South'
orn Puclllr hospital horn. Wallor Vernon
non , BRIM ! ( Uwanteon , illotl ut Fresno
yoHlcnluy. At the nillroiul hospital It
was unnoiinrod that turn-nil victims elI
I ho wreck were In u critical condition
and mlKht mioonnili to their InjurloB ,
The railway nfllclulK still dccllno Id
discuss the caiiKO of the accident , Htiy
Ing the ri'iiiirU received by them arc
iiiiKlnocr Mcfitilro of thn Stockton
flyer Is Htlll rcyiflned to the hospital
Ho Is In a highly nervous condition
and to the fc-w porsoiiH who have soon
lilin he roltoratod his declaration tlmi
II was impossible for him to stop his
train when II was signaled.
Schooner Mccti Wit.h Rjunli Ucage
Santa Hnrlmru , Cal. , Dec. 23. Tin
schooner Susie M. IMuniincr of Sur
Francisco , twenty-six days fron
Gray's Harbor , with a curgo of him
bor for Iqnlqno , Chile , Balled Into tin
harbor yesterday. Captain Lund re
ports having encountered n liciivj
BoiithouHtcr shortly after leiivlnf
Gray's Harbor , and for several dayt
the schooner was tossed about. Thre'
incn were washed overboard Nov. 20
one of whom , D ; Huker. was drowned
Only a small portion of the cargo wa ;
lout. Every man on board except Un
captain and two men was Incajmoltat
ed for service. As soon as the sohoon
or cast anchor a physician was sen
for to care for the sick ones. Onptult
I.nnd telegraphed to San Francisco fo
a new crew.
Escape Death by Miracle.
Ottawa , Kan. , Dee. 23. Missouri Pa
clttc train No. 14 , known as the Colorado
rado flyer , left the track just east o
Tinntmtl onH thn wlmln train wiin th.
iianiom aua me wnoie ,
exception of the sleeper , turned Into
the ditch. Nobody was killed and only
alx persons slightly Injured. Spread-
Inp rails caused the wreck. The es
cape of the passengers Is almost mi
raculous , as the train was making
about forty miles an hour.
River "Begins To "Recede.
Eranavllle , Dec. 23. The river remains
mains stationary hero at forty feet.
It is expected to begin to roc de soon
At Troy , Intl. , aoyeuty miles abova
here , the river Is falltnc rapidly
Farmers nr B'ttlnt r ady to mov
back In the bottoms and by the last o
the week , It Is expected , the river wll
be back In Its natural channel. Re
port * of damage to corn and lira itocl
are still coming In , although the dam
age has not been as heavy as was an
Arrested on Serious Charge.
Memphis. Tcnii. , Dec. 23.
W. Qeans , a truck farmer living near
the city , was arrested on a warrant
charging attempted trala wrecking
deans is th man who flagged the
'Frisco fast passenger train Friday
night about three mllee from the city
a short distance from a point where
spikes had been drawn and cross tics
laid on the track. After his arres
Geans confessed that ho had tam
percd with the track and stopped the
train In the hope that ho would be re
warded by the passengers and the offt
Both Die of Their Wounds.
FarniliiRton , la. , Dec. 23. After llu
goring three days In agony , City Mar
shal R. 12. Coulter and Justice of th
Peace A. E. Musgrave , who were sheen
on the street hero Frhlay afternoon
by George Stllwell , are dead of Jhel
wounds. Stlhvell shot Coulter uiu
Musgruvo because Musgrave Issued an
order for his arrest and Coulter at
tempted to servo It. A mob then
hunted Stllwoll down and killed him
Westerner Having .1 "Good
Time" in Norfolk.
OCCUPATION IS MYSTERIOUS.
Probably n Ranch Owner or Shoo |
Herder Who Has Saved , and Spent
nn Accumulation of Several Yearn.
Atmiaomont Caterers Profit.
1'Vr ' what ho calls a "great limn , "
Hurry ThompHon , spender , ttheop
mnohorand foxy westerner from Wyom
ing , IK said to have dropped n wad of
Kometliing lilco fourteen hundred dollars
In Norfolk during the liwt three weeks
A ut retell of stronuoiiH llfo that It
would ho hard to beat , a piece of physi
cal urohlteoturo a littln the wormi for
wear , and a record of haying got rid of
about HX ! dollars an hour , for about ton
hours u day , Hlnoe ho caum to town , in
about all Unit ThompHon IIIIH to wliow
for his money.
Thompson IH rather a rough looking
follow , with a corner of liln inmo uhippod
oil' , and comoH , It Is mild , from HOIIIO-
whuro In the Big Horn bnsln of Wyom
ing. As to what ho Is and how ho ciuno
by his roll there are two theories about
the city. Ono is that ho is u ranch
owner and that ho ciuno to market with
three carloads of Hheep. Having niiido
his Halo , ho started home , got oir at
Norfolk , begun going Home , and him
kept up the puce over sinew.
Another hypothesis Is that Harry in
a sheep border out In that country , thnt
ho IIIIH lived in HooluHion for several
years , saved liln wiiguu , and , having an
accumulation , eaino to n good town to
Hpend it. To back up thin idea IH the
tatemont of a stranger , who claims to
nivo soon the man in Deadwood about
Ix years ago on the same sort of a run ,
nd who thinks , therefore , Unit the
ellow must have been working mean
vhllo Having up his money.
Hut rogurdlcHH of where ho came from
ir of who ho may have l > oen before ho
got bore , the fact remains that the
trangor has played the role of the
ponder in Norfolk in a most rcmark-
iblo way , and that now his eiish is
about run out. During his brief stay
n the city , Happy Harry hafl ' r
egtilur patron at all sorts 01 i. .
whore nmusemont in Hold , und h > has
como to bo a familiar lignro in sporting
niroles. Ho has gene the rounds and
commenced over again n do/on times
or more , and evidently would never
[ nil until his pnrtio gave out.
Ono morning this fast liver appeared
with his fuco Hlashed , his cheek gashed
md his head cut np in bad tmupo. Ho
md evidently got the wornt of the
gumo , but ho kept still and said uoth-
ng.On the street Thompson is exceedingly
luiot , having little or nothing to say.
When ho goes to a barber shop hoarders
ardors everything on the bill , from u
shave , n hair cut and a neck shave ,
o an egg shampoo and a face massage.
The follow has been up in police conrt
a couple of times and always pays his
ino without n word. At the saloons ho
can always find man who will drink
with him , and they call him a "good
follow , " this epondor , the sheep
herder , or whatever ho may be , from
DEBT WORRIES MASCAGNI.
Composer III and in Financial Trouble
Compelled to Cancel Dates.
Chicago , Dec. 23. The American
tour of Mascagnl and his Italian
opera company came to a close yester
day In this city with the cancellation
of all dates.
The culmination of Mascagni's woes
came last evening , when an attach
ment was made on his personal effects
by a constable representing a local
claim agent for $134. As a result of
lilu financial difficulties MaKcagnt la
now confined to his room at the Audi
torium Annex suffering from nervous
All the members of MaseagnPs
troupe , soloists , musicians and choris
ters , will be given passage money to
day at the Italian consulate.
This was decided on at a conference
at which Commissioner Goldzler was
empowered by the composer to act for
him. Consul Rozwadowskl received
telegraphic Instructions from the Ital
ian ambassador at Washington to do
what he could to aid the company , but
the funds for their transportation back
to Italy will be furnished by the com
poser himself , who recently received
about $6.000 from his bankers In
Altogether Mascagnl Is out more
than $10,000 as a result of his Ill-
starred tour. Mascugnl's physicians
say n week will probably elapse before
he will be able to leave his apart
Second Election Also a Tie.
Butte , Mont. . Dec. 23. The second
election for state representative from
Yellowstone county has resulted in an
other tie. Before each candidate re
ceived 73S votes , this time each got
535. This time S. E. Beaver Is the
Republican candidate and C. C. Morse
the Democratic. A third election will
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