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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
PART ONE , NORFOLK , Nl.BllASKA , Kill DAY , MARCH 20 , ! iU ) . PAGES 1 TO 8
Supplies are Here and Waiting
to be Used.
-SERVICE WILL START JUNE I.
"Throo Routes to Cover the City 10
Mall Boxes tn Town District West
of Thirteenth Is Cut Out Eight
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
Free delivery service will bo started
iu the mail system of Norfolk ou Juno
1. Everything is iu readiness for the
work ou the first moruing. The sup
plies needed for the scheme are all hero ,
boxed up iu a store room at the post
offlco. There are iron mail boxes that
will bo placed around the city ; iron
posts upon which they will bo fastened ;
pouches , straps , books aud blanks for
Norfolk will bo served by three car
riers , to begin with. They will have
'three ' routes. Route No. 1 will bo
located east of Fifth street , from the
north side as far south as Bluff avenue ,
near the Juuotiou. Route No. 2 will
include territory west of Fifth street ,
and Route 3 will take in South Norfolk.
This carrier will bo mounted.
The western boundary of the service
will bo Thirteenth street. West of
that thoroughfare aud even ou the west
side of it , there will bo no mail delivered
by city Carriers. The district will bo
covered by a rural route.
There will bo sixteen mail boxes in
the city , which will bo located at street
corners from one eud of Norfolk to the
Iu route 1 there will be boxes at the
Oxnard hotel corner , the Pacific hotel
corner , Baum store corner , Union Pa
cific depot , Northwestern city depot ,
aud Fourth street aud Park avenue.
; Route 2 will have boxes nt the
corners of Fourth aud Bluff avenue ;
Ninth and Norfolk avenue ; Eleventh
and Nebraska avenue ; Ninth and Tay
lor avenue ; Norfolk avenue and Thir
teenth ; Park avenue and Thirteenth.
Route 3 will bo boxed at the North
western depot ( South Norfolk ) ; First
street aud Omaha avenue ; Michigan
avenue and Cleveland street ; Second
.avenue and Cleveland street.
The carriers will bo on a purely civil
service basis , and will work under the
eight , hour law. According to this they
are not permitted to labor more than
cight'hours p.ejr day , and are compelled
to return to the office even though they
are but half through with their routes.
This , with the extreme length of the
routes , will make it highly probable
that but ono delivery a day will bo
made in the residence portion of the
city. "The entire matter of adjust
ment , however'will be decided after a
period of actual operation , when the
best methods will bo adopted , " said
Postmaster Hays last night.
It is not at all impossible that with
the change the Norfolk office may be
( put into the classified list and get the
benefit of the eight hour system , which
would , of course , bo a great relief to
the clerks in the office , who are uow
penned in from early morning until
.nearly midnight , handling the mails.
r. A civil service examination will be
held iu this city on April 2 , for appoint
ments to positions of clerks aud letter
THE GOVERNMENT BUILDING.
Suprinteudent of Construction Over
due Work to Begin Now.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
March 1 was the date set for the beginning -
ginning of aotivo operations on the Nor
folk government buildiug. The super
intendent of construction is already two
weeks over due , aud Postmaster Hays
has informed the contractors that they
may begin excavation immediately , so
far as the ground is concerued.
James R. Fain is superintendent of
construction for Norfolk's now building.
Ho was supposed to have been on the
ground before this , aud there is a stack
of mail awaiting him at the post office
that would swamp a letter carrier.
A few weeks ago the construction
company asked Mr. Hays in regard to
the possibility of beginning work. He
replied that they might commence dig
ging at once. They will have to wait ,
however , until the Baptist church is
taken away before anything can be ac
complished. The plans 'and specifica
tions are here , douo up in a roll thai
looks like a small telephone pole one
occupies a vault of its own at the office.
The building is to bo completed by
May 1 , 1904.
53 FONTS OF NEW TYPE ,
The News Has Made Another Im
provement to Job Office.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
The job offlco department of THE NEW
has this week installed 53 fonts of
beautiful new type the latest produc
tions of the foundry. A font of typo i
a complete case of one face , so that
something of the proportions of the new
addition may be appreciated. These
now styles will be used in all sorts o :
job work and a number of advertisements
monts iu today's paper have been rose
A sot of more improved letters in the
- art of printing can be found no where
in the country than in THE NEWS office
for the simple reason that the stuff isn't
made. Printing is a fine < irt aud the
fashions of its lettering change the
- things else. When n fellow
historic/I. . " "ow MCIX tnuti
- iti.itolead.it .
a the aim of THIS * . , - . > s to buy it.
This week it has bought 03 of these
notions in a bunch notions that give
iloasuro aud delight to discerning ones
who understand , and that's why the
work is well douo.
DRUMMER HAS FUNNY FUN ,
Ho Would Rather Cook Than Eat and
Does It at Homo.
[ From Monday's Dully. ]
There is a commercial traveler In
Norfolk who does something else besides
onnnoroi.il traveling. Ho is a phouotn-
onul in a way and his way Is different.
The drummer has boou on the road for
30 years , and gets homo oil Fridays
; o spend Sunday. And during the
tlmo that ho is at homo with his family
aud this is the feature of It all ho
lakes charge of the kitchen aud the cook
steve ; the pie tins and the broad baking
aud gets the throe meals a day complete.
This sort of work is the greatest fnu
in that salesman's lifo and ho would
rather cook three meals a day than eat
ono , any time. Ho does it not because
lie wants to relieve his good wife of her
household duties , not because he is dis
entitled with cooking that isn't his own
although the food ho gets at some of
the country hotels does bother him a
bit but simply aud purely because ho
loves the art as an art and is in a
perfect state of ecstasy with his
sleeves rolled up to his elbows
and a heap of dough before him. Some
men cook because they need the
"dough" , but this mail kneads the
dough because he likes to cook.
The commercial traveler is particu
lar as to the ntousils ho uses aud the
articles that ho employs in creating his
dainties. Ho buys his spices in the
lump aud grates them himself , to bo
sure that they are unadulterated. That
is groat. Ho will only use a certain sort
of chocolate beoauso to his notion that
is the only brand on the face of the
earth that is fit for a man to eat. Ho is
as careful with coffee as any kitchen
maid ever dared to be and his cooking
apartment looks as though it might be
a kitchen made especially for him.
Sunshine cake is ouo of his specialties
and a loaf of it , all baked and finished ,
is a beautiful sight to sea. It is not a
joy forever , decause it doesn't last a
miuuto. Aud the funny part of it all
is that the man is ouo of "tho best fel
lows" on the road among drummers , aud
thoroughly practical , withal.
JAIL FULL OF TRAMPS.
Motley Mob of Weary Willies in Nor
folk Saturday Night.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
The city jail was crowded Saturday
night with a motley mob of hoboes who
drifted in and anchored. They were allen
on their way to Bonesteel , S. D. , where
they hoped , they claimed , to find work.
That may have boon what they were
looking for , but it is safe to wager that
they would have gotten out of its way.
They ordered eggs and beef steak for
breakfast and were given a hard roll on
the iron bunks. After chapel exercises
behind the bars yesterday morning , the >
bunch were driven out , single file , and
shown the way to their destination.
They were incidentally advised to use
the information. They left the city.
FIRE NEAR ROUND HOUSE.
Flames in a Coal Shed Give Firemen
a Bad Run.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
A fire alarm was turned in from South
Norfolk at 2 o'clock this morning. The
trouble lay in the roof of a coal shed
near the Northwestern round house ,
but no damage was done. The South
Norfolk hose company played a stream
of water upon the flames and had them
extinguished long before the uptown
department could arrive. The hook
and ladder department and the Mast
hose company made the run. Fourth
street was too muddy to be used , and
the carts had to be swung around to
Fifth. It was a bitterly cold night for.
the firemen. -
PACIFIC TO BE RENOVATED.
New Proprietor Will'Make Changes
Throughout in Every Way.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
M. B. Watts , new proprietor of the
Pacific hotel , announces that the hostel
ry will undergo a complete change. It
will be renovated throughout , the din
ing room will bo rornpered , new stalls
and caipets put in and an improvement
made in the bill of fare. Mr. Watts is
an experienced hotel man and a former
commercial traveler himself. He thinks
he knows what the pnblio wants and
has gone into the kitchen to make the
coffee , iu order to have it started just
STATUE OF MORTON.
Rudolph Evans To Do The Sculptor
Washington , March 17. Special to
The News : Rudolph Evans , famous in
his line , has been selected to do the
sculptor work on the statue of the late
J. Sterling Mortou.whioh will go toward
adorning Morton park at Nebraska Oity.
The statue is to be lifo size with a
sprite in front represented in the act
of training a sapling. The statue is to
be paid for by popular contribution , a
large amount of money having already
boon contributed by the people of Nebraska -
braska aud other states to honor the
memory of the father of Arbor day.
M. B. Watts of Oscaloosa ,
Iowa , the Purchaser.
TRANSFER MADE AT NOON.
Mr. Bullock is Now Out of the Business
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ness and ; Says Ho Is Glad of It Mr.
Watts Is an Experienced Hotel
[ Krom Saturday's Dally. ]
The Pacific , hotel changed hands to-
day , the now proprietor being MJ H ,
Watts , of Oscnlooi.ii , Iowa , who Is . .tow
in possession. i
"With dinner today I am out oft the
hotel business , and you may toll , the
people that I am glad of it , " said IS * A.
Bullock. "I have had many enjoyable
occasions aud soaio that were not so
happy since undertaking to servo thu
people of Norfolk and the traveling
pnblio in the capacity of landlord. I
wish further to speak a good wordj for
my successors. Tlioy are genial gentle-
moifaud are qualified by exporiondo to
give the people first-class service. "
Mr. Watts , the now proprietor of' ' the
Pacific , has boou for years in the Hotel
business at Oscaloosa. Helms a wide
acquaintance among the traveling nun
of Iowa and knows just what they
desire in the hotel line as ho has had
experience ou the road himself. lie is
a pleasant gentleman to moot and will
prove a valuable acquisition to j the
business interests of Norfolk. His
family will arrive Wednesday from
Oscaloosa to uiako.this city their homo.
Ho admits that ho does not know all
about the business that there is to kuow
but fools qualified from his years of ex
perience in promising that patrons of
the Pacific hotel will in the futurd bo
well fed and otherwise carefully looked
With the sale of the Paolfio Mr.
Bullock is , as he says , out of the hotel
business. In little moro than ! ! 0 days
ho has disposed of both of Norfolk's
leading hotels , which he has been con
ducting for several years. Ho still has
largo business interests here , however ,
and his friends hope they may bo suf
ficient to hold him as a resident of the
city for years to come.
THEY PLAY WHIST ,
Two Teams Meet Once a Week and
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
There is a little crowd of society folk
in Norfolk who love whist for its own
sake and who play it scientifically.
They play whist for all there is in it
and they got a little extra on the sido.
They are organized into a team whist
olub , half ou ouo side aud half on the
other , and the team that loses after the
season's scores are counted up , stands
for a banquet aud pays tribute to the
Sixteen ineu and women enough for
four tables make up this club and
meet once a week throughout the wiut < rte
to battle for points over the duplicate
boards. They are "sharks" at this
particular style of art for they have
Hoyle's law worked into a fine art
and when they play , they play in
earnest. The members never miss the
meetings unless they're out of town or
dead and they try to be neither on
the night of the tourney. Kegard-
less of the weather and even in the face
of a blasting blizzard , these 10 persons
with a common interest get together at
8 o'clock , sharp , ono night out of every
seven and begin , at the tap of a bell ,
to pull all possible points with the 1450
cards that they use in the bauds.
For three hours and a half they sit in
silent study , playing second hand low
aud calling by soundless signals for
trump leads iu return ; looking con
stantly at the board in front of them ,
with now aud then a bite of the lips era
a frown of the brow to bring back the
run of a trick the first time round but
always , always , always playing whist
that is whist. After four hands have
been gene around , the members , who
are numbered , move to different tables
and meet now foes but always with
the honor of their own teams nt stake ,
At the end of each hand the cards are
blocked into their sockets and system
atically carried to the next table by a
pretty girl who finds that she has
enough to do in keeping straight the
boards. And during this little spell ,
meanwhile , the players never talk they
only whisper for fear the noise of words
might disturb their whistly inclined
thoughts ; aud even in whispering , they
speak of nothing except the way the
three spot of spades happened to go in
the hand just played. Each side has a
captain and he , with a set of blank
forms , goes quietly about at the end of
each division to chblk up the marks.
Then he figures on what his side has won
or lost and the person who is responsi
ble for it figures on it also. The end of
the evening comes , the hostess snaps
her fingers and the crowd comes out of
the trance. Then she serves a luncheon
sometimes it's too course and some
times it isn't hut's
it always makes a
hit with the gamists , just the same.
Then the men smoke that is the men
who dare to smoke , while those who
dare not for fear of their mothers or
their wives , sit by the while nud think
the harder over a lost chance to finesse
during the early part of the playing.
There are women iu the club but
they aren't thinking about their
Easter bonnets between each play. No
ono over asks "What's trump ? " because
it's always hearts , and besides they'd
coop track if it ohaugod every hand , A
man Is never nmdo to smile when his
ace In trumpnd , and to think a lot of
other thing * , for hU iuio IH never
tramped and l.joiumo his p.uti.or
limy be a bit hotter at the gixmn than ho
IH himself. People belong bno.tuso they
lovu the gamuund some men uro them
whoso wives are not , simply buoauso of
a diversity of tustes.
Now and then a man is out of town ,
I tn that ease the hostess fills the pliico
with Bonieono else who promises to bo
on time , and whom she thinks can play.
Io it happens , as it has , that he can't
oven play pitch and do It well , but runs
on his nerve In splto of It , ho goes and
Htiutf. . to play. Ho may lead with thu
Idng when thu uoo is out , and thu side
lie h was thrust upon may IOOBU13 points
i In thu round of the boards. If ho had a
fair reputation before that uight , ho
might ! bettor have kupt it by dropping
dead. But ho has the olmnco of walk
ing homo with ouo of the best looking
players in thu olub the ouo whoso
liuHbaud is away and that would repay
him for loosing everything ho over
THE DEVIL'S ' AUCTION ,
MndoaHltln Norfolk at Auditorium
Olmrlos H. Yale's "EvurliiHtingDovir. .
Anction" niado the hit of the season
with Norfolk nt the Auditorium Satur-
dixy night. A fair | sized konso greeted
the attruutiou ivnd laughed itHolf blnclc
iu tliu faoo from the rino to the fnll of
the curtain , dullghtod completely with
the magnlfloont stage oiTuots nud the
performing of the Imps. Tlio "Stand-
lug Room Only" Hlgn should have buou
nt the window.
The staging for the show was the
beat iu a spectacular way that Norfolk
has soon. The acrobatic work wan of a
high class and the company WIIB com
posed of artists. The loading part in
the cast , that of Toby , the donkey , was
taken by a now player in the role. Louis
Miirtinotti , the original Toby , died a
few days ngoin Victor , Col. , and W. A.
Nowmau was substituted. There were
times when ho didn't know what to do
next. John L. Guilmotto made the hit
of the evening , first as Fero Andocho ,
au old Flemish farmer , and then as
Ko\v Wow Ohaug , grand mandarin
among the Mongolians. Ho was quite
as I superb in ono part as ho was in the
otiior < , but perhaps the Ohiuaman took a [
little the load iu favor. A simple turn
of , his head was enough to bring down
the I house , and hisi acrobatic feats were
great. Henri Rnrlo , the other Chinese
acrobat , was a star iu his work at the
top of a polo. Among the iiifonmls ,
Robert Burns as Uhaos , au imp of dark
ness , was quito superior and his contin
uous round of phenomenal stunts were
iiidiapouBible. His dlvo through the
side of the wall , and his sudden reap
pearance from some mysterious coruor
were us good us anything olno ho did.
Jennie Pruegor and Aurelio Coccia
0 cated a sensation iu an original danc
ing effect and Jonuio later did some
high grade tripping in too work. Miss
Alice Stoddard , as Crystalline , the
fairy protectress , w.as good to look upou ,
and Henry P. Thomas who took the
part of Mephisto , was magnificent be
hind the scones in executing a dozen (
magical effects iu the second act. Ono
of the best features on the program was
the turn of Irene Latonr , contortionist ,
with her trained dog , ZaZa. Irene was
about as clever at this stunt as there is
on the road and she took tbo house by
storm. ZaZa was au intelligent little
beast and knew more than soiuo people
The dunce to the moon was a pretty
thing and the final spectacle of America [
was beautifully arranged , while the
lightning change work in the wings was
all as clover as could bo.
WAKEFIELD WEDDING TOMORROW
Miss Martha Parker , Former Norfolk
Girl , Will be Married.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
Tomorrow is the wedding day of Miss
Martha Jane Parker now of Wakofield
but for years at home in Norfolk. She
will bo married to Ralph Jackson Pugs-
ley , of Qeuoa , Nob. , in the Presbyterian 3i.
church of Wakokfiold , at high noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Pagsley will take au eastern
ern trip. There will be a number of
Norfolk people in attendance. Mrs. A.
J. Dnrland aud Mrs. McMillan left for
Wakefiold today noon and tomorrow
morning Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Cole and
daughter , Rosella ; Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Mathewsou ; Dr. and Mrs. O. S. Parker ;
Robert Johnson and Miss Josephine
Dnrlaud will leave for the wedding.
Dwight Pierce of Lincoln will arrive in
Norfolk tonight to accompany the
CORRECT WEATHER SIGNALS ,
Erroneous Code Has Been Floated
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
In order that the people may not bo
misled by erroneous weather signals
that have been flouted upon the city ,
the correct code , as furnished THE
NEWS from the United States Weather
Bureau , is hero given :
White ( lag , clear or fair weather ;
blue flag , rain or snow ; white and blue
flag , local rain or snow ; black triang
ular flag , temperature signal ; white
flag with black square in center , cold
When the black triangle is placed
above the accompanying flag , it indi
cates warmer weather ; below indicates
Brother Arrived Last Night and
identified Blue Overcoat.
CHURCH TROUBLE THE CAUSE.
Man Who Hanged Hlmoolf Wna Well-
To-Do Farmer Strange Ending of
the Awful Trngody Wlfo Wants Hla
I From Hiittmliiy'n Dully. ]
Tim unknown man who hanged hlnT
self in Norfolk last January ami whoso
body him been in the university medical
oollugo for dissection , has boou positively
identified by hishrothnr an Henry Uroor ,
a well-to-do Gorman farmer from Hub-
bard , Iowa , who loft homo on Wednes
day afternoon , January 1 1 ,
Louis II. Broor , the brother who has
boon searching in vain for the
man , arrived in the oity last night from
llubbard and rocognl/.ud the clothing
worn by the suicide in an instant. The
blue overcoat which the stranger were
was ouo which Mr. Broor brought from
Germany two years ago ,
Mr. Droor's story of his dead brother ,
the details of his leaving homo aud the
final discovery of the whereabouts forum
u tragedy complete.
Henry IJroor was a well to do Gorman
farmer who lived with his family , a
wlfo and six children , near Hubbard.
Ho was n < ( years old aud had nothing
in the world of trouble ut homo. The
cause of his despondency , however , and
of his final suicide , WIIH worry in regard -
gard to a minister in his church.
It Booms that the minister of the
church got to drinking. Broer thought
this was wrong and nmdo up his mind
to put the follow out. He wrote a
letter to the head of the district , relat
ing the faotn , and nuking that , the
preacher bo removed. Ho showed the
, letter to his wife and asked bur opinion
is to sending it , for ho appeared to bo
rightonod and hardly sure of himself.
She told him to wait. Ho spoke to a
iclghbor who , also , said to wait that
the mau would bo forced out by pnblio
opinion iu tlmo. Then Brocr de
stroyed the lottor. This was his fatal
move. From the day ho burned that
shoot of paper ho was absolutely miser
able. Ho would walk the floor at uight
and would sit before the ilro , his head
down , moaning and wringing his hands.
'I've not done my duty , " ho wailed. "I
should have put him out. "
On January M ho told his wife ho
wan going to a neighboring town to talk
with a preacher about it. Ills son drove
liim to a railroad station. The next day
lie was scon at a village a few miles dis-
taut aud that was the last known of him
by his friends. The minister never saw
For ton days lie was gene , and still
Ills wife believed lie would return. She
lid not mention his absence to relatives.
She told Louis Broor , the man bore to-
lay , about it ou January 80. By that
time Henry Brour had boon cut from a
tree in Norfolk and was being looked at
jy hundreds of pocplo iu the hope that
lie might bo identified. A few days
later ho was sent to the medical college
at Lincoln for dissection.
Louis Broor advertised. Ho published
notices and oflorcd a reward for the
missing man. A week ago today ho re
ceived a letter from Ourl Otto of this
city announcing that a man had been
found hero. Further correspondence
convinced Mr. Broer that ho had located
his brother and last night ho arrived in
the city. Ho is a fine looking German
and prosperous. Ho came to Norfolk in
the hope of getting his brother's body.
Tlio widowed woman is , of course ,
nearly cra/ed with the tragic death of
her husband , and declared that his body
must bo brought back or it would mean
tier death. But the corpse has been
shipped to Lincoln and has verv likely
before uow gene under the dissector's
An effort will bo made to get what
remains of the body. Money is no
object and the brother is willing to pay
any price for all that is loft of Henry
Broer. Accompanied by Bnrt Mapos ,
attorney , ho has gene now to Lincoln to
present the case to the faculty of the
medical school and to try by every pos <
sible moans to secure something of the
dead man for burial. He will be cou <
tent , if there is no more , to take back
Thus the closing chapter is made iu
the mysterious suicide which gave this
city no little concern last winter.
Broer was found suspended from a tree
on First street January 20. He had
money and warm clothing aud no
motive could be assigned to his self de
struction. He was loft at the under
taking rooms of Sessions & Boll for live
days but remained nnknowu and finally ,
in accordance with the law , was shipped
Body Is Recovered.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
In a perfect state of preservation , the
body of Henry Broer was recovered
from the medical school at Lincoln yes
terday morning , aud has by this time
reached his former homo in Hubbard ,
la. , to bo buried by his wlfo and six
children. Attorney Bnrt Mopes re
turned from Lincoln last night , where
ho accompanied the brother , Louis
Broor , in quest of the remains.
The corpse of the man who committed
mittod suicide in Norfolk has been
lying at a medical college in Lincoln
for a month aud a half , awaiting the
dissector's knife. It | was feared that
long before this the flesh might have
gone under the blade and Louis Broer
went to that city hardly hoping to re
cover more than the I.OIIOH of hlH brother
Henry. The body hud not yet been
needed , however , by the school for dem
onstration and hud been ro-ombalmed at
the school. Delicately cured for and
tenderly treated , the remain. , of the
Htilcldn lay IIH though * sleeping ponce-
fully when his brother was admitted tn
thu room yontorday morning nt 10
o'clock , The corpse wan immediately
taken to an undertaker , placed in n
oiiHkot aud shipped on a noon train buck
liomo to the unnat.uaUy wllowed
wlfo and orphaned ohildron in Iowa.
The faculty at the medical school did
everything | in their power to aid the
bereaved man who had come for the
body of his lost brother , They spent ;
several hours in gutting into the ground. . ,
us thu day was Sunday , and helped by
all possible menus to prepare the body
of Broor for Its last rest. Louis Brocr ,
who bait boon suarohing in vain for thu
man's whereabouts since January
and who cnino upon the facts only hut
week , was dullghtud , of course , to bo
able to recover thu complete form of bin
brother , slnco it seemed hardly passible
that the Mesh should have been spared
cutting until now. Ho wax pleased not
only ou his own account but booiiuso ho
had comn away with the words of the
widowed woman burning iu his oars ,
"UnluHS you bring back the body It will
menu my life. "
The story of Broor's wandering from
homo on January M because of worry
ovur a pruachor's conduct , of his hang
ing hero and shipment as an unknown
man to the medical school , was told in
Saturday's NI'.WB. Ho was hunted by
hifl brother ovorywhuru , through adver
tising , and finally Onrl Otto , a German
in this oity , RUW the notice of n reward
oll'orod and wrotu. Louis Broor took
thu first train for Norfolk and arrived
Saturday. Ho found thu clothing and
recognized it immodiatuly. Ho had
himself brought the blue overcoat from
Germany ' ns a present from another
brother to Honry.
The dead man loaves a family of a
wife aud six ohildron , the oldest ot
whom is a daughter of 31 years. Ho
way the first to die of a family of nine.
GEESE HOVER OVER LIGHTS ,
Flock Cronks In the Misty Clouds ,
Confused and Lost.
[ From Tucsdny'H Dally. ]
Confused by the clouds of mist that
hung over the sky all day yesterday and
through last night , thousands of geese
struck Norfolk about dusk aud hovered
ilbovo the are lights of the city , swing-
about iu a continual circle and pronkjnp
loud enougli to keep" people awako.
They wore evidently lost aud know not
which way to go. Toward South Nor
folk a big flock flow when suddenly
there was a shot and a heavy bird full
to the earth with a thud. A few other
iittumptK were made to drop a winged
weather signal , but were unsuccessful.
ST , PATRICK'S ' DAY ,
Quietly Observed in Norfolk With a.
Wearing of the Green.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
St. Patrick's day has boon quietly ob
served in Norfolk. There hive : been
green spots dodging about the city all
day long on the button holes of loyal
people , but that is about the extent of
the recognition the day has received.
The saloons may do a little bigger busi
ness tonight than usual , and there maybe
bo a fight or so but nothing more.
COOPERAGE PLANT BURNED ,
Big South Omaha Concern Totally De-r
stroyed This Morning.
South Omaha , March 17. Special to
The News : The cooperage plant in
this city , ouo of the largest of its kind ,
was totally destroyed by fire here this
morning. The loss was $50,000. There
were some narrow escapes by the fire
men , but no ono was injured. The loss
is covered by insurance.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
Even teachers have troubles some
Another of those enjoyable programs
was given yesterday afternoon.
President Warren of Yauktou college
spoke regarding a college education
In two days there has been no speak
ing during general exorcises. The
phenomenon is not explainable.
The freshmen girls appear to think
they are about "it" when they have
succeeded in getting their hair "done
Miss White , ox'countysuperintendent
of Wayne county , gave a talk regarding
the life and work of Francis Willard
A person might think that the fresh
men and sophomores were reading latin
when they take part in entertaining ,
but they are not. They read nothing
but ordinary English "as she is spoke. "
At present there are but three candi
dates entered in the declamatory con
test , and if there are three prizes some
one is certain to got one. The candi
dates are : Nellie Handloy , Roxla
Sturgeon and Clyde Bullock.
A number of grade boys have been
having a time with the telephone poles
afloat In the ditch near the railroad
tracks. The scheme is to try how near
ouo can come to getting his feet wet
without getting them wet or how wet
one may get them without drowning or
contracting a spell of sickness.
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