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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
. j ? PART ONE , NORFOLK , NEBRASKA , Kill DAY , MARCH ! 27 , ! ( ) , PAGES 1 TO 8
D. J. Koenigstcin Renominated
for Mayor Last Night.
NO PLATFORM WAS ADOPTED.
'Will Stand On Past Record Admin
istration Will Continue as It Has
Been During the Past Year Can't
' .Afford . Good Streets.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
D. J. Itoouigstoiu was nominated by
the .democrats last night for mayor of
Norfolk. One year ago D. J. Koouig-
stein was nominated and elected mayor
of Norfolk by the democrats. Two
years ago D. J. Koenigsteln was uo'niu-
w ntod and elected mayor of Norfolk -
( ' folk by the democrats. Two
weeks ago , D. J. Koonigstoin , mayor of
Norfolk published a card in Tm : NEWS ,
stating that ho would not bo a candidate
this year that ho had hn ! about all the
honor and cussing one man was en
titled to and that ho could under no
'Circumstances take the ofllco. Accord
ingly , and siuoo there were no circum
stances , D. J. Koenigstelu was declared
the nominee of the democrats throe
minutes after they started to work ,
and ho accepted the nomination in a
short , well planned speech ,
Thcro was no platform adopted to
fetter the candidates. Early yesterday
morning Mayor Koouigsteiu said , "Tho
democrats dou't need a platform. Wo
"will not have ono. " Therefore when
one man got timidly up last night to
ask whether or not they should adopt a
platform and come out squarely before
itho people with their principles , of
which they wore not ashamed , the
mayor led off with a laugh and his fol
lowers , stationed everywhere about the
room , catching the signal , joined in and
gave the timid one a merry ha 1 ha I that
dropped him , blushing , in his seat.
"Wo will stand on our past record , " de
clared the mayor. "Wo will stand on
our past record ! " followed the chorus.
It was hard to tell whether they were
laughing at the idea of the party principles -
-ciplos , or at the notion of not being
ashamed of them.
Other candidates named by the con
vention were :
Julius Hnlff for city clerk.
Carl Wilde for city treasurer.
Ernest Zutz for city engineer.
A In the ward conventions held between
times , the following were named for
the city council :
First ward , Oscar Uhlo.
Second ward , Anton Buchholz.
Third ward , Herman Gerecke.
Fourth ward , Ben Walker.
In the Echool board convention , H. O.
Matrau was named to succeed himself ,
and Peter Stafford , after a long , close
contest , was nominated to succeed S. G.
The central committee will consist of
W. H. Winter , H. 0. Matrau , J.
Hulff and F. W-Koorber.
The convention was called to order at
8 o'clock by Chairman J. O. Stitt.
J. Hulff was made temporary chairman
andJ. 0. Stitt secretary. It was a
mass convention and the hall was full.
Every democrat in town had a right to
Herman Gereoke led off with n speech
in which ho admitted that there would
boa fight. Then ho moved that the
nomination for mayor be made by
secret ballot. It carried. Then every
man wrote a name and brought it to
the table. It was a singular fact that
Koenigstein , after he had stated to his
friends that he would not take the
office , received 08 out of the 97 votes
cast. But it proved that there was
nothing about it cut and dried. Other
democrats ran : Bear 9 , Stitt 1 , Salter
2 , Westervelt 1. Matran 13 , W. W.
Roberts 1 , John Friday 1 , Carl Wilde 1.
When the vote was announced some
one called for a speech. Another
shouted , "No , cut it out. Get through
and then let him talkl" But they were
both behind timo. The mayor was al
ready on his feet , addressing the gentle
men of the convention. He said ;
"Gentlemen : I want to thank you
for this unanimous approval of my ad
ministration. It "is seldom anyone
Kets a vote like that for the third term.
I will work for the best interests of the
city. I can't fix the sidewalks and light
the streets , when I'm trying to save
money for the town. My administra
\ \ tion will bo in the future what it has
been in the past. Everyone knows
what it is. I'm not ashamed of it. "
The last remark was a surprise even
to the democrats and they stamped their
feet in admiration of the moral courage.
Then came the city clerk. In a
minute Julius Hnlff was named and
nominated.ralt was done before John
Olnoy knew what they wore doing.
He was perfectly willing ] the thing
should go the way it had been laid out ,
but he would like to keep up with the
procession. After Carl Wilde had been
named for treasurer , Olney stood up.
"Mr. Chairman " ho said "
, , "Who is run
ning for clerk ? I'm d d if I know
Who to vote for. "
By acclamation Wilde was nominated ,
and likewise Ernest 'Zutz for engineer.
Then the convention stopped and the
wards got together , to uamo council-
men. After they had finished , they
lined up again for the school board. H.
0. Matrau was nominated for one , S. G.
Dean , A. Morrison , Peter Stafford and
H. W. Winter were named for the
others. Winter declined. Then ballot
ing began. There were 09 voters and
they fought bitterly with their ballots.
- For four long ballots they voted with
no election , Then at a suggestion of a
republican , they caught the idea of
dropping the low man. The fifth bal
lot gavu Stafford 81) and Morrison 08.
Thou the convention adjourned.
' - . Which Were the Worse
Whites or Reds.
Avoryiuw. < Soc/c / < , . /as hold
between the two sovcin w m of the
high sohool Friday afternoon on the
question "Resolved , Unit the Indiana
were treated WOVHO than the whites. "
Affirmative Misses Jessie Kblo , Mao
Edwards , Mntulo Ward and DoRaio
Negative Misses Ruth Blrolmrd ,
Edna Louoks , Lena Brown and Irene
The Hovonth grade , first , won the de
cision , the judges being Mosurs. John R.
Hays , D. 0. O'Oonuoi und .T. 15. Simp
The laker gave a very interesting
talk to the pupils , comparing his school
days with theirs and promised in the
f nturo to toll thorn another story about a
200-pound girl which the pupils will bo
glad to hear. *
BARNUM & BAILY.
Advance Literature Indicates That
the Great Show Will Visit Norfolk.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
By starting some of their high grade
advertising literature in this direction
Barnum& Bivily give an indication that
they have Norfolk on their route as one
of the places for the exhibition of their
great shows during the summer , They
have just opened the season at Madison
Square garden in New York , after a
tour of five years through the countries
of Europe. It will be remembered that
previous to the departure of the show
for Europe it was exhibited in this city
for an afternoon performance and their
largo tent was well filled by the people
of this part of the state. The manage
ment 110 doubt holds the patronage
they received here in high estimation
and does not propose to pass Norfolk by
when the trip to the coast is made this
"Tho Realm A Magazine of Mar
vels" is the form the advance literature
of the greatest show on earth has taken ,
and the printers have formed something
worthy the attention of the souvenir
gatherer. It is descriptive of the for
eign tour of the circus , discloses methods
of handling the immense aggregation
and is full of illustrated descriptions of
the attractions to bo presented on the
occasion of their coming tour. Prom
what this magazine unfolds it is safe to
believe that the Baruum & Bailey show
of this season is entirely different from
that which was known eight or ten
DANIEL SULLY IN TOWN ,
Has a Good Show That Comes to the
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
Daniel Sully and his company arrived
in this city from O0 aha on the noon
train and will present , "The Old Mill
Stream" to the people of Norfolk at the
Auditorium tonight. The Lincoln and
Omaha critics speak very highly of the
attraction und the seat sale here is an
indication that the people here appre
ciate the opportunity afforded and will
give the company a good house.
The World-Herald of this morning
says , among other things"Daniel :
Sully , the veteran actor , has been com
ing to Omaha every season for the past
fifteen years. Yesterday ho made his
regular visit to the Boyd and was ac
corded the most enthusiastic welcome
he ever received at both the matinee
and night performances. Ho came this
time bettor equipped as regards play
and company than over before. "
To this is added the following com
ments from two well-known Norfolk
people who have seen Mr. Sully and
his play :
"The best show I ever saw. I heard
Sully in Lincoln last Tuesday even
ing. " W. M. Robertson.
"Give mo two spats. I would not
miss seeing Sully , for I saw him in
Lincoln last week. I will tell yon ho is
great , and that German comedian is the
best I over heard. " J. B. Barnes.
CASE OF AXEL HAGBLAD.
Witnesses Called in Case of Man Run
Over by Engine.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
A party of Norfolk men went to
Neligh last night to be present today as
witnesses in the case of Axel Hagblad
against the O. St. P. M. & O. railway
company. Among the nnmber was
Martin Kane , chief of police , John
Decker , 0. H. Vail and Dr. Prank
It will be remembered that Hagblad
was run over by an engine in Norfolk a
few months ago and quite badly in-
jured. He was cared for at the Olifton
hotel. Among other injuries , his heel
was sliced off.
PRINCESS LOUISA TAKES POISON ,
Saxon Royal Personage Saved by
Geneva , Switzerland , March 24.
Special to The News : Princess Louise
of Saxony attempted suicide by
taking a dose of poison. She was dis
covered this morning at her mother's
chateau , seriously ill from the effects of
the poison. She was given prompt
medical attendance and it is thought
that the doctors would bo able to save
her life bat it will be a narrow escape.
Disastrous Fire in Norfolk DC-
stroys Press Building.
WORST FIRE FOR MANY YEARS
Flames Keep up for Several Hours-
Press Plant Completely Gutted
News Office Offered The Adjacent
Buildings Loose Heavily.
[ From Monday's Dally , ]
In ono of the worst llrcs the bushies *
portion of Norfolk has Reon for a great
many yearn , the Props and old laun
dry building was totally destroyed yt'H
lordiiy morning , < Adjacent building
wore badly damaged and the lossrcnohei
many thounands of dollars ,
The losers are :
Norfolk Press , building and plant
$5,000 Insurance $ ! , OQO.
Oltizoun National bank south half o !
building , $700 Insurance § 700.
Dr. L. A. Macombor , olllco , $100. Nc
L. M. Gaylord , real estate ofllco $ ! KX )
Dr W. II. H. Hugoy , wall of building
$500. Covered by insurance.
Nebraska Telephone company sup
plies stored in Press building , $1,200
0. E. Doughty , material stored iu ol <
laundry building , $ ! 100. No insurance
1. M Maoy , storage , $50. No iusur
auco. Plato glass window , $50.
The origin of the Ilro is unknown
It started in the northwest corner oi
the basement , where the Press had boei
p'rintod Friday night. Sluco that time
there hud boon no flro of any sort in
that section of the plant. At G o'olocli
yesterday morning the light was dls <
covered by three men who happened tc
bo about at that time and had
planned to go duck shooting. At C
o'clock they passed the Journal ofllcc
and noticed the llamo. An alarm \\i\t
turned in but it was some little time
before the water works whistle sounded ,
The fire burned fust. The Press
building has hold machinery for youn
and was thoroughly soaked with oil ,
It was covered with currugatod iron ,
which prevented water being played
upon it from the outside. For several
hours the flames continued and the
firemen wore still fighting the smoke al
11 o'clock yesterday morning. Tlu
frame of the structure burned like tin *
dor. Kept absolutely dry by the metal
covering over it , the wocidon shell was
fairly devoured by the lapping llamof
that darted about it. A swift north' '
west wind aided in spreading the heat
A few minutes after C o'clock tlu
building was completely ablaze. Th (
brilliant carmen of the scone lighted nj
the heavens for miles around. It wai
seen that it would bo utterly impossible
to save anything of the Press plant am :
the attention of the firemen was turnec :
to the protection of adjacent buildings
Through the redness of the flames , ui
they leaped from basement to roof ,
could bo made out the forms of heav ;
machines as they stood at first with the
fire about them , then staggered with
the caving floor and then fell
with n crash into the flory depths of
mangled metal below. One after another
the job presses on the first floor dropped
with a chug upon the large cylinder
press in the bottom of the blazing pit.
Then wont the paper cutter , with its
steel standard twisted and broken and
after that the cases of typo , melted into
a running stream of led.
Up into the flames went all the ac
count books of the Press establishment ,
and alongside a file of 23 years' edition
of the old Norfolk Journal , containing n
great deal of the history of the city.
After the heat had gotten well started a
tank filled with gasoline iu the basement
exploded and soiit debris flying CO feet
into the air. The engine foil into a
heap of junk.
Nothing was saved by the publisher
of the Press , P. F. Sprocher , except a
shooting stick , which is merely a strip
of iron used in the printing trade. This
ho will gild as a souvenir.
Not eo heavy but nf-vertheless severe ,
was the loss of the Nebraska Telephone
company. In the basement under the
Press building , they had a store house
and work shop. Hero all of their tools
and supplies were kept and nothing was
saved. There were 2COO pounds of
copper wire , which had just been
shipped in for the circuit lines out of
Norfolk. As wire the metal would
have been worth something like $800 ;
as junk it will bo sold at 15 cents n
pound. There were the tools of 14 extra
workman stored hero , besides the out
fits of the regular gang. There were
several sots of instruments besides an
abundance of common wire and all of
the materials of the general workshop.
Aside from this they sustained an
other lo-s. Down Fourth street ran one-
third of the lines of the local exchange ,
strung separately and in cables
along a pole that stood in front of the
burning building. Every piece of wire
was melted tiff. Ono hundred and
fifteen telephones were put out of UEO.
Ono cable containing 71 wires fell in
two like n strip of rubber. All day
long gangs of men worked at these and
they are pretty well repaired by now.
A car load of material arrived on a
morning freight train from Omaha and
General Foreman R. H. Fair , together
with a large gang of men , has been re
pairing the talking service today.
On the north of the Proas building
stands the office of Dr. L.A. Macombor.
This caught the hlir/.o and was badl >
| charred on one wnll , hut WIIH navod h.v
thn flronum. In the south half of the
building burned , WIIH Htorod a Hi oil
range belonging to I , M. Macy und n
large amount of material belonging tt
0. E. Doughty.
Adjacent to the Houth wall of tin
PreHH 1 building was the otllco of L , M ,
aylord , ThiH was practically ruined ,
with the furniture timldo.
Next Houth from thin HtanilH the ollloc
and residence of Dr.W.H.ll Uagoyatwei
story structure covered with corrugated
Iron. The iron bjoamo rod hot and not
atlro the wood within , The only way
that it could bo handled WIIH to got at
the il'imo ' from Inatdo the IIOUHO and by
moivim of the hook and ladder department -
mont , Dnmngo WIIH done by water.
AcrosH the street from the Pn HS tl o
hont wan so tntoiiHo that the ImlldlngH
were Hot on Ilro and oonsldorablo danmgo
done , Plato ghiKH windowHin the Maoy
Htudlo were ornoked and the roof of that
and a vncant building south began to
blu/.n. The paint on the house uuuuplrl
by MrH. M , Hill , dressmaker , WIIH blis
tered. This in owned by Ool. S. S.
The Norfolk fire department worked
long and hard at the bliuo , and to them
ta duo the fuut that the string of build
ings flouth of the ProHH on Fourth
Htrcot uro not today a heap of ashen ,
The Into alarm put them nt a disadvan
tage at the start , but they handled well
the perilous flames after they did arrive.
People south wanted to move out , but
the department kept thorn from danger ,
The fire continued to burn outright
for several hours and is still tmiouldor-
ing to a small extent.
Mr. Sproohor stated this morning that
ho would got out the Proas IXH usual this
week. While the fire was still burning
yesterday morning , ho was found and
offered the use of Tun NKWS olllco for
ftting out his paper. IIo has gene to
Omaha today to buv now typo and on
returning will rent some vacant build *
ing temporarily , at least. Ho will
at lonHt mtiko use of Tine NKWK
press for running oil the paper ,
and probably other departments "It
will take n hotter flro than that , " ho
Bald , "to stop the Press. " '
The subscription listsvas dug out of the
ruins in a fair state of proHorviitlon.
The odgeH of the book were charred but
a nnmber of names inside were saved.
Mr. Sprechor asked that those who took
the Press would lot him know , in order
that they may not bo missed.
The old Journal building was put np in
1888. It was at ono time the homo of
Tun DAILY NKWS and has since boon
used for the Journal and the Trues. It
originally cost $1,000. Mr. Spreohor
says ho will not bo able to rebuild im
mediately , at nil events.
G. A. Luikart , president of the Citi
zens' National bank , owner of the south
half of the building , is in Lincoln today.
At the bank , however , it was Htated
that they considered their half of the
structure worth about $700 , totally cov
ered by insurance. It is not definitely
determined as to rebuilding.
In npprecirtion of their services to
his property , L. M. Gaylord this morn
ing gave a chock of $10 to Chief O. E.
Hartford , of the fire department. The
department fully appreciated the gen
erosity and wish to heartily thank Mr.
Gaylord for the remembrance.
Events of a Day in Norfolk Society.
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
Miss Kathryii Sisson and Miss fill-
dreth Sisson entertained a company of
ten young ladies at dinner Saturday
evening , for their guest , Miss Gliddon
of Fremont. Dinner was served at 0UO :
o'clock , and music formed a pleasant
feature of the delightful evening that
followed. Miss Gliddou returned
to her homo in Fremont at noon today.
Mrs , A , J , Durlaud is entertaining a
party of ladies at her homo on the
Heights this afternoon , for Miss Lillian
Parker of Wakefield. The afternoon
takes the nature of a linen shower for
Miss Parker , who is soon to bo married.
Mrs. II. L. Snyder entertained a num
ber of ladies Saturday afternoon in
honor of her guest , Mrs. Frank Roach
Smoke in Ashes of Press Building
Fan Into Fire.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
The smouldering smoke that marked
the spot where the Press building had
stood , broke out anew last night into a
flaming fire and n company was re
quired to squelch the blaze. Shortly
after dark the high wind that was blow
ing fanned the latent heat into a flame
which , though not at nil dangerous at
the moment , might very easily have at
tacked the buildings near and com-
completed the work of destruction
started on Sunday morning. No alarm
was turned in , but ouo of the companies
of the department was sent down to
put a stream of water upon it.
OMAHA STRIKER SHOT.
Picket McCann Is Probably Fatally
Wounded by Breaker Root.
Omaha , March 2-1. Special to The
.News : A strike breaker in the Union
Pacific struggle , named Root , shot and
probably fatally wounded Picket
McOanu hero this morning. Root was
badly beaten by the mob of strikers.
All were arrested and placed in jail.
The row took place at the entrance of
the railroad shops.
Cutting New Channels and De
stroying Fertile Acres.
FAVORS THE SAND DUNES ,
Cuts Out the Prolific Soil and Dis
turbs Not the Acres of Sand Dam
at Wont Point Is Entirely Out of
I From Mnmlny'rt Dally. ]
The Ellthorn , rulm > IIIIH benn doing
ntluir things than removing fonooH mid
bridges and distributing rubbish over
the flooded territory. It IH adjuRtlng
itH channel to milt the extraordinary
conditions und in the process IH not dis
criminating IIH In the ownership of the
territory through whloh it inmuidcrH
and in disposing of oniiHldorahlo nroaH
of land to suit UH own oiinrlcuH. The
banks that Imvo controlled it for years
are ruthlessly broken and the contour
of the stream will have undergone a
radical change whun in linn again
Hottlod down to normal ooiidltloiiH and
ordinary habits. Homo funnorfl living
along the stream are losing acres of
riuh , black loam und others arc gain
ing what they Imvo lost , Ono farmer
in the near vicinity of Norfolk IH Haid to
Imvo lost ut least flvo acres of n nlooly
tilled and prolltlo soil and the uncon
trollable HonHoloHHiioBH of the river IH
shown by the faot that the opposite
ohuro from this fhiu trivet of land is
nothing but Rand duties aiul the
stretch of minute pobblon in practi
cally worthless HO far an productive
impaolty is concerned. Thin was not
oven damaged but its uroix him been
ulded to by Bovorul hips of othur
thoroughly waHhod Hand. It in said that
a few loads of bnlnh might Imvo prevented -
vented the loss of several rioroo of land
if it hud boon rightly placed last season ,
but it has boon about llvo years since
the Elkhorn got on a tear and during
that time the farmers living in the
violnity of the stream Imvo acquired the
belief that it nuver intended to net
ugly again HO they Imvo neglected pre
cautionary measures until it was too
Into to prevent the loss.
During the pant week the contour of
the river > has changed very much and
the main result will bo that several now
Imyous will present poHsibilitieH to the
llfmormon when the timocomes for them
to sally forth with hooks and lines and
cans of bait witli the opening of April ,
when the law provides for opening of
Tlio river has boon so energetic at the ,
point heretofore spanned by the First
street wagon bridge that it is said n
Brooklyn suspension bridge will almost
bo necessary to span the present chan
nel of the river. With the land of the
farmers in the vicinity the approach
of thii bridge has gona , never to return ,
save by sorno arduous manual labor ,
and the work of replacing the bridge
will bo a matter of considerable ex
pense to the county.
Not in a long time has the river become -
como so riotous and it IH hoped that it
will bo another long while before it ac
quires the samoj degree of strenuous-
At West Point the river did ono of its
meanest tricks. It cut a new channel ,
leaving the dam of the West Point mil
ling company high and dry. It is np to
them now either to change the channel
of the river back to its old run or move
their mill and power plant. In Doug
las county it threatens to leave the
brldgoon the military road high and
dry .and the surveyor hiifl boon instructed -
structed to keep the river in its channel
or it will require the building of an
other bridge on the part of the county.
Not only will the bridge bo put out of
commission but many acres of land
will be damaged.
CITY PARTLY DARK.
Short Circuit Brings Out Dusty
Lamps and Many Stumble Homo.
r _ [ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
A good portion of Norfolk was in
darkueps last night and much of the
town had to find its way homo to bed
without a light. This was so because n
short circuit took a notion to happen in
the electric light system and because ,
in the mix-up , the fuse was burned out
of two transformers.
The trouble happened about 8 o'clock ,
while people were on their way to the
play house and just when the eastern
mail arrived at the post .office and
had to bo distributed. The post ofllco
is lighted by electricity. When the fuse
burned out the building was loft in
blackness. ' Dozens of sacks of mail
came in to be opened and hundreds oi
people outside were waiting for theii
letters. What's more , they got them ,
All of the first class mail was thrown iu
the usual war regardless of the absent
electricity. This was made possible by
lighting the gas jets with which the
employes are also supplied.
In many places lamps bad to be
trotted out , the cobwebs wiped off and
the wicks trimmed before the evening
NEWS , with its complete telegraphic
service , could bo read through , Kero <
sine glims had to bo dug np at some ol
the hotels and oven Daniel Sully had tc
bo entertained iu the card room of the
Elks with a flickering lamp light to gc
List of letters remaining uncalled foi
at the postoffljo March 24 , 1003.
0. W. Bills , Pete Brown , M. P
Brown , F. G. Oraudall , Egyptian Hem
oily Co. , Mr . M , Hall , Fred KioHolbaoh ,
11. H , Miller , Albert 0. Hidgway , L.
If not called for in 15 days wilt bo
Hont to the ( load letter ollleo.
1'nrtiuH calling for any of the above
JOHN H , IIAYH , P. M.
PLANS FOR THE PRESS.
Old Bank Building Has Boon Rented
and Typo Received.
( From Tuemlay'H Dally ]
Editor P. F. Sprcohor of the Promt hnn
promptly undertaken to repair tbo
danmgo oiuiHod to his newspaper plant
by the ilro. Naturally Rlnco the plant
WIIH totally deHtroyod thin iimountH
practically to u milmtltution with u now
plant. Emergency material hint been
ordered und received and his foroo will
begin work today on the coming IHHUO
of the paper. Body typo and < MHOH nr-
rived this morning from ono of tin rmp-
ply hniiML'H and the matter will bo at
once iiHsemblod for the week's IHHUO.
The old Norfolk National bank building
IIIIH boon rented and will form the temp
orary homo of the plant. There the
typo will bo not , and until proHsoH and
other nmolilnory liavo been iiiHtiillod the
preHH work will bu done at Tins NIWH
olllcu , and the advertisements will like-
WHO lie Hot. . horn until an luwortmont of
display type has boon received ,
Mr. Sproohor believed yesterday that
ho liu'l ' ono HOiiroo of iv llttlo Ralvago
from the flro. IIo planned to nave the
pulleys that had been UHod in the power
plant , but tlilH morning ho found that
iiomoono had anticipated him and removed -
moved the moot valuable portion of Rtioh
fixtures during last night. It should
not bo dllltnult to identify the material
taken and Mr. Sprechor promises that
10 will endeavor to HOO that the full extent -
tent of punishment provided by law iu
meted out to the oulprit , if lie can bo lo
Plays Initial Performance "Bolero a
Largo , Well Pleased Audience.
[ From TucHday'H Dally. ]
. Daniel Sully appeared for the first
time in Norfolk before a crowded honso
ut the auditorium last night. Ho may
como again. It was a well pleased
iiudlonco to which ho presented "Tho
Old Mill Stream" and an audience that
laughed and cried , intermittently , from
the beginning to the end ,
"Tho Old Mill Stream" is just a
quaint , old-fashioned play , placed iu
the homely heart of the Oatskill moun
tains , in which sentiment , pathos and
humor , flow incessantly intermingled
along the linos. As "Unolo Bob" Mr.
Sully takes the part of the poor but
happy miller of Mink Hollow. IIo has
faith in his follow beings and because
of that ho enjoys llfo. Ills bits of droll
humor and pat remarks form the spice
to the pl-iy. "It's sentiment , " ho re
marks , "that makes this old world
move , " and again , "Fairness to your
fellow men in n savingH bank , and the
happiness in your heart is the interest. "
Mr , Sully carries u good company , in
which 0. O Wallace as the doctor and
Win. T. Kokmau as the old Gorman
settler nro especially at homo. The glad
hand was given the players ut the ends
of several points of climax , and the Rtor
was called out for a curtain speech
after the second act.
After the play Mr. Sully was given
a reception in the club rooms by bin
brother Elks , where his good Htories
made a hit.
The next attraction nt the Auditorium
will be the "Little Princess , " next Fri-
duy night , March 27.
OFFICERS OF U. C. T.
Norfolk Council Elects Officers and
[ From Monday's Dally. ]
At the regular annual meeting of the
U. O. T. of A. and the State of Ne
braska the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year by the Nor
folk council :
Senior counselor , J. D. Sturgeon.
Junior counselor , A. Nylaud.
Past counselor , F. G. Coryoll.
Secretary and treasurer , O. F. Tap-
Conductor , J. T. Thompson.
Page , 0. D. Slmms.
Sentinel , A. G. Witmer.
Executive committee ; two years , A.
Randklov , A. A. Adams ; ono year , O.
E. Green , A. G. Lagger.
Representative to grand lodge , S. F.
The next mooting of the grand lodge
of Nebraska will bo held at Beatrice the
first Friday and Saturday in May. The
Norfolk members of the grand ledge
ore 0. E. Green and Otto F. Tappert.
COLLISION ON "BIG FOUR. "
Eight Persons Badly Injured Cars
and Engines Demolished. J
Tremont , III. , March 24. Special to
The News : A passenger train on the
"Big Four" line collided hero today
with a freight train. Eight persons
were seriously injured. Many cars and
both engines were totally demolished. 'j
EXPEL THE PRESIDENT.
Revolutionists in Possession of City ' ,
and Government. , '
San Domingo , March 24. Special to
The News : Soon after the revolution-
lets had captured the city they expelled
President Nosquez and are now in pos
session of the departments of the
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