The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 25, 1903, Image 1

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M. L. Marshall is Mutilated and
Crushed Terribly.
Horrible Death of Norfolk Electrician
Who Mistook an Engine and Rode
to His Destruction Run Over by a
Stock Train Afterward.
[ From Tuesday's Dally. ]
! : Terribly mangled ami slashed ami
torn , with parts distributed along the
right of way for half a mile , the body
of Martin Luther Marshall , an elec
trician In Norfolk , was found on the
Northwestern tracks two miles west
of the city this morning. Ho went to
his horrible death shortly after 9
o'clock last night , from the rear end
of a locomotive to which ho was
clinging and which was running at ter
rific speed to Battle Creek.
Marshall climbed upon the engine
by mistake , thinking , at the round
house , that It would carry him to the
new coal chutes. Instead , It was a
wild machine , starting for Battle
Creek , and It carried Marshall to
his death a few miles away.
Story of the Accident.
Martin Luther Marshall , In com
pany with his father , went to the
Northwestern yards at 9 o'clock last
night to carry a lunch to a younger
brother , Ed , who is employed In the
yards as hostler's helper. When the
two had reached the roundhouse they
saw an engine taking water.
"There is the engine , " said the fa
ther , "and the boys are likely going
over to the coal chutes. We'll got
on and go along. "
.Just then the wheels started to turn
and the big machine moved away. ,
toward the west end of the yards.
Young Marshall started In pursuit.
"I think I can make it , pap"hesaid ,
"but I doubt If you can. "
With this ho ran for the rear end
of the tender and swung on. In an
instant he had been carried away Into
the darkness and his father had seen
him for the last time alive.
Mistook the Engine.
The engine steamed on out of the
yards , by the coal chutes and off
toward the west along the main track.
It began to go at terrific speed , as
all wild engines do , and before it had
gone a mile Marshall must have had
hard work in holding his place. Shak
ing Incessantly , lunging with its ponderous
derous weight from side to side and
having no load to hinder its gait , the
engine tried all the way to shake
off Its accidental passenger. Un
known , of course to the crew , Mar
shall was unable to make thorn hear
above the roar of the wheels , and he
grew weaker and weaker.
The Engine Was Stronger.
In the battle between locomotive
and man which followed , the engine
finally won. Its tremendous and con
tinuous writhing was too much for
human endurance and at last , with
n cruel and merciless Jerk , It shook
free from the hold of Martin Luther
Marshall and he dropped to the
Instantly he was killed. The blow
was severe enough to take all life
from human form without a second's
hesitation without one moment of
The locomotive , Ignorant of Its
deed , dashed on toward Battle Creek
and the dead body remained , lying
across the rails.
Ground Under Train.
An hour later a stock train , heavily
laden and long , came down the line
from the west and under its whirling
wheels the body of the dead man was
ground and slashed and mutilated
almost beyond recognition. For fully
foalf a mile Its parts were carried ,
hero a limb , there a rib and here
again a bit of the brain. In the dark
ness of the night , however , the train
passed over and beyond without a
sight of the lifeless form and all
through the night it lay there along
the roils.
The Discovery.
This morning early A. J. Koenig-
fltdn and Dr. R. A. MJttlestadt drove
southwest for duck shooting. As they
crossed the track at the John Wade
farm , a human arm , torn free from
the trunk , took their attention. They
picked It up and found , near by , a
heart , a rib and a piece of a man's
llvor. With these they drove back
to Norfolk at once and gave the de
tails to Chief of Police Kane.
Alarmed at the story , the chief , to
gether with county attorney Mapes ,
Drs. Salter & Salter and Superintend
ent Reynolds , of the railroad , board
ed a switch engine and ran to the
spot. Here a pitiful sight was found.
Portions of the brain wore strung
along for a great distance and every
little way would bo found other parts
of the sadly mutilated body , such as
a bit of the skull , and ribs "and flesh
strewn cruelly about.
No clue was known as to the man's
identity. Chief of Police Kane
thought ho had never seen the person
before , although the hat bore a Nor
folk merchant's mark. What could
bo found of the mutilated flesh was
carefully and tenderly sealed in a
box and brought back to the city.
At the undertaking rooms of Ses
sions & Boll , Pardon Marshall , who
last saw his son alive , recognized the
clothing and identified the remains
without a doubt. It was hard to see
the body of his boy thus cut and torn ,
but Mr. Marshall still has the last
chuery words of his son ringing In
his oars "I think 1 can make it , pap ,
but I doubt if you can. "
His Life.
Marshall was thirty years of ago ,
Ho was married and lived , with his
wife , and two bright llttlo boys at 207
South Ninth street. To thorn the
news of his suddun death is , of
course , a terrible shock , and Mrs.
Marshall Is prostrated with grief.
Hy trade , Marshall was an electric
ian. He was employed at the elec
tric light works and was yesterday
engaged at wiring the Interior of the
Mast block. Ho has done most of the
Inside wiring In Norfolk.
Felt Something Would Happen.
All summer long , according to his
father , Marshall has felt that some
thing was going to happen to him.
"Ho was nearly killed by th dropping
of a transformer once and from
things I huvo heard him say , I thought
ho seemed to fool that something
was about to happen to him , " said his
father , In speaking of the disaster.
Two brothers living nine miles
north of the city have been notified ,
and will bo brought to town tonight.
Aurora Man Fell Between the Bump
ers and Was Crushed to Death
Aurora , Sept. 22. Special to The
News : Brakeman Firth was caught
between the bumpers of a train hero
this morning and ground to death.
Ills body was badly mutilated when
picked up.
Prospects for Accomplishing Much
This Year are Better Than
Ever Before.
The Norfolk public schools are
moving off OH the third week of the
present term with brighter prospects
than have ever before greeted the
starting of the year. Everything Is
running in an ideal nianner already ,
already the students throughout Uie
various grades have gotten down tea
a steady routine and indications at
present promise an enormous lot of
good work before the nine months
are ended.
The high school is larger this year ,
in point of attendance , than it has
over been before in the history of
the Institution. With 125 students
enrolled In the four classes of this
department , the big assembly room
Is crowded very nearly to the limit
right now.
More freshmen are In this year's
class than ever before. Fifty-three
constitute the beginning class in the
high school work , and they are an or
derly lot , withal. The seniors , too ,
liave more in numbers than any pre
vious graduating class. There are
just twenty-three who will receive
diplomas next spring , and the larg
est number ever before graduated
has been seventeen.
Four teachers are required every
minute of the day to handle the high
school. Principal Powers , who Is tak
ing an Interest in athletics and who
is well liked by the entire school , Is
assisted by Miss Sisson , who last
year so successfully taught a part of
the high school work ; Miss Miller , a
specialist In science from the state
university , where she made an enviable -
viable record throughout ; and Miss
McCoy , of the Peru normal school.
There is this year no friction in the
high school as there has been during
a few of the past seasons. Every pu
pil seems to like all four teachers and
they all realize more than over that
the school is for them.
Superintendent O'Connor Is very
well pleased with the way things are
starting and feels eminently encour
aged over the outlook for the coming
A new feature in the high school
is the chapel period in the middle of
the morning , which has proven a
great success.
United States Veterinary Inspector
is Stationed In Norfolk for
fFrom Wedi > psdav'n Dally.1
Owing to the importance of this
section of Nebraskathe United States
government has located In Norfolk a
government veterinary Inspector , who
will have charge of the territory west
from this city and north on the Bono-
steel line. Dr. W. F. Jones , until re
cently In charge of a territory out of
Denver , has been stationed here and
has arrived to make this his homo.
The work was formerly done by a
government Inspector located at Fre
Tomorrow and Friday Will be the
Big Days of the Week.
Hartlngton , Nob. , Sept. 23. Special
to The News : The Cedar county fair
began hero this morning and will last
for three days. A crowd of people
came in for the start. Races , dis
plays and sports will occupy the tlmo.
Tomorrow and Friday are expected to
bo big days.
Campaign Will Begin on the
Fifth of October.
Supplies arc Now on the Ground and
Only the Beets are Wanting Or
ders to Harvest Will be Given
fKrotn Tnomlay's Dullv.l
The annual run on sugar beets at
the Norfolk factory will commence
on the fifth of next month and the
prospects now are for a long and suc
cessful campaign. Two hundred and
fifty men will be employed In turn
ing the roots into commercial sweet
ness. All of those men have boon
hired , many of them are now em
ployed and others will be asked to
register at the factory on the morn
ing set for the start.
The factory was thoroughly tested
In all departments last week , water
being run through the various pro
cesses , and everything was found to
bo In excellent condition for the open
ing of the campaign.
All that is now lacking for the
start Is the raw material the beets
which will soon be dug out of their
loamy beds and started toward the
factory. It Is hoped that they will
show a high test , but the few days
between now and the harvest may
have an Important bearing on this
matter. Harvesting orders will bo
Issued next Thursday morning and
the agriculturalists will bo expected
to have many tons of beets In the
yards by Monday.
It Is expected that a thirty-thousand
ton run will bo made this year. Last
year the biggest average ever made
In the factory's history was the re
sult of the campaign , but It is ox-
pccted to exceed that showing this
year , owing to the Improvements that
have been made In the plant and it
is judged from the acreage of beets
OH hand and the anticipated tonnage
that the work of grinding out the
sugar will bo continued until the now
Among the improvements to the
factory that have been made during
the summer is the installation of a
new and powerful vacuum pump and
the raising of the small vacuum pan ,
which Is expected to add greatly to
the facilities of the plant.
Supplies for the campaign have
been coming In for some time.
A force of a score of men has been
employed since the first of the month
unloading a portion of the coal that
will bo required in making the run.
The heaps of black diamonds make
a pleasing picture to those who are
compelled to purchase this necessity ,
but all will bo used , and more too ,
in feeding the capacious furnaces un
der the hollers. Eight thousand tons
of the fuel will be required In con
verting the Norfolk beets Into coffee
sweetening. Four thousand tons of
limo rock will also bo required In the
processes , and six hundred tons of
coke will be consumed in turning the
lime rock into lime. The most of
these supplies are on the ground now
and nothing but the beets are lackIng -
Ing to start the ponderous wheels to
turning on their annual run.
Beat Clearwater at a Game of Base
Ball Yesterday and Will Play
at Nellgh.
Ciearwatcr , Nob. , Sept. 22. Special
to The News : In a rattling good
game of baseball here yesterday af
ternoon , the local club went down to
defeat before the Indians of the Rose
bud agency , score 5 to 4. The sport
was watched by 500 people. The
boys put up first class ball from start
to finish and the victory was only
pounded out in the final inning of the
The line-up for Clearwater was :
G. McGoff.r.f. ; R , Sharp , S.B. ; Geo. Me-
Anley , c. ; Geo. Fosburg , 2 b. ; B. Al-
stott , 3 b. ; T. Marwood , c. f. ; B. OH-
more , 1 b. ; J. Elston , 1. f. ; A. C. Smith ,
Indians : Rogers , c. ; Scisson , 1. f. ;
Gogon , c. f. ; Miller , s. s , ; Llneger , p. ;
Irving , 2 b. ; Westcott , 3 b. ; Bltncy ,
1 b. ; Johnston , r. f.
By innings :
Clcarwator 20000011 0 4
Indians 00011120 1 6
A game will be played at Nolighon
Thursday , Sept 21 , between Clearwater -
water and the Indians.
Miss Elizabeth ShnrplessClever With
the Brush , Has Many Prizes.
Ono of Norfolk's talented young ar
tists has been making a showing In
this section of Nebraska and has , as
a certificate , a largo number of first
prizes from county fairs. Miss Eliz
abeth Sharpless , who has been so suc
cessful in her work with china paint
ing , brought homo eleven premiums
from Madison as a mark of merit ,
and has just returned from Stanton
whore she received a largo number
of their prizes. Every exhibition In
the china painting line which Miss
SharplosB made , received a first prlzo
and this was In competition with a
number of others in each place. Her
cash prizes amount to a very consld
crahlo mini and her friends are dc
lighted with this recognition.
Sheriff Clements has a Warrant fo
the Arrest of Chandler.
Madison , Neb. , Sept. lit. Special t <
The News : Sheriff Clements luu
found no trace of Chandler , the nun
who shot a man at llattlo Creek immoi
Pierce during the recent race meet
\ warrant , however , has been Issuei
for the shooter's arrest. It was at Urn
thought the matter would be dropped
but Pierce Insists on satisfaction It
the courts.
Leading Republican Paper of thni
County Passes Into Hands of
Wayne , Sept. 19. Special to The
Mows : The Wayne Herald was sold
this morning by W. 11. McNoal to 12
\V. Huso , who Is to tuko possession
the first of October. The Herald It
considered the strongest republican
paper in th county and It Is one ol
the most inlluuntlal In the northern
part of the state. Mr. MeNeal Is alsc
postmaster and ho Is soiling the pa
per because ho finds that the com
blued duties of editor and postmastei
are too heavy , and ho will devote lik
whole Umo to the government's bus !
ness. Mr. Hum ; has been a puhltHhoi
nil his llfo. Until four years ago lit
was ono of the editors of the Pones
Journal , established by his fathei
thirty years previously. Ho has jusl
returned from Oregon where he wan
engaged In the newspaper business
Meeting Last Night Decided Whom
They Would Support In County
Convention for Commissioner.
[ From WeilncMiliiy'B Dully 1
The delegates of Norfolk precinct
In the county convention at Haltli1
Creek next Tuesday met In the city
hall last night to decide as to which
of the several candidates for county
commissioner on the republican ticket
should receive their support In ( lit
( { invention that nominates a county
ticket next Tuesday. Only two 1ml
lots wuro required to show that Gee
I ) . Smith was the favorite , although
other candidates had good support.
.lack Koonlgstein presided as chair
man of the meeting and S. U. McFur
land was secretary. The business ol
the meeting was quickly disposed of.
Tim ( iifnrmnl Imllnt t-nMtiltnd n fnl.
lows : Geo. D. Smith , 9 ; A. L. Carter
8 ; W. L. Kern , I ! ; A , N. McGlnnls , 1
The formal ballot : Smith , 12 ; Carter
tor , ! ) ; Kern , 2 , and on motion Mr
Smith was declared the choice of Hit
delegation and his name will be pro
seated to the convention at Battk
Creek next Tuesday as Norfolk's pro
ferret ! candidate.
No action was taken regarding Hit
other candidates for county olllco thai
will como" before the convention.
Two Teeth Growing at the Base of i
Horse's Ear are Found by
Dr. C. A. McKlm.
[ From Wednesday's Dally. ]
A case of dental cyst , a most re
markable growth upon a horse , wat
found and operated upon yesterdaj
morning In Norfolk by Dr. C. A. Me
Klin , veterinarian. The animal wat
the property of A. L. LIndccum , ant
was suffering from a monstroui
growth at the base of an ear , whlcl
the doctors considered a tumor. Re
moving the large lump , Dr. McICln
discovered that right beneath tin
horse's ear two great teeth hue
grown and these caused the lump
It Is the first case of the kind Dr
McKim has over seen In twelve yean
experience , and the first , also , tha
has over come to the notice of Dr. W
F. Jones , the United States veterlnar ;
inspector stationed in this city.
Like Jo Jefferson , This Is Positive ! ;
Their Last Appearance In Town.
Must Vacate.
( From Monday's Dntly. ]
Tonight the slot machines In Noi
folk will play their last games. Tc
day they have a sort of farewell lool
upon their faces and remind you o
Jo Jefferson's advertisements , will
"positively the lastappearance"prom
Inontly in the foreground.
Tomorrow , according to orders if
sued by the mayor and chief of pc
llco last week , every ono of the wheel
will have gotten cold feet and not on
naughty nickle will be able to locat
a slot to drop through.
Carnival and Fall Festival Opens Ur
der Favorable Sky.
Ponca , Neb. , Sept. 23. Special t
The News : Under favorable clrcun
stances the fall carnival and strec
fair opened hero this morning. ,
largo crowd of people are attendln
from throughout DIxon county. Thl
afternoon a ball game Is on botwco
Huhbard and Ponca. Everything i
free to the guests of the town.
Second Regiment of Nebraska
Go to Ft. Riicy.
Norfolk Company Under Captain Ches
ter A. Fuller , Will Get Ready at
Once Regulars From West Will
March to Thla City.
( From Haturdiiy'n Dully.1
The soldier boys 01 I no hecnnd reg
iment of Nebraska mllltla will io ; Into
camp at Fort Illley. Kansas , on Octo
ber IS and will remain there until
October 27. An order to that effect
has been received by Captain Chester
A. Fuller , commanding Company Lof
Norfolk and his troops will begin at
once to prepare for the camp.
The order comes under the head
of general orders No. Ill ) , Issued by
J. II. Culver , adjutant general. It was
Issued September Hi. There will be
from 12,000 to 15,000 troops camped
at Ft. Hlloy , and the Nebraska hoys
present will bo the Second regiment ,
the signal corps and a detachment ( If
the hospital corps.
Company commanders are ordered
to hold their commands In readiness
to move In accordance with Ilium later
to be outlined by the war department.
It Is designed to fill the ranks to
sixty-five men , the additional numbers
to be detailed from the enlisted men
of the First regiment , who huvo al
ready been In camp this year at York ,
Neb. The men will be selected as
a reward for efficiency In drill and
soldierly conduct.
The Stanton boys will bo taken to
fill the Norfolk quota. This Is the
announcement made to Captain Ful
ler. The Madison men will bo taken
to (111 ( the Albion company. All First
regiment troops will huvo representa
tion In some company or other.
Armory hall In Norfolk will ho a
busy place from now on until the
orders come for moving away. Cap
tain Fuller has already begun with
the preliminary work for the en
campment. Members of the company
have been patiently waiting for the
orders during the past several weeks
and they are all glad that they have
ut length received something dollulto
In the way of Instructions.
The annual encampment of the mll
ltla Is the big feature of the year and
the boys always have the time of their
lives. Camp llfo at Ft. Rlloy will bo
worth while In many ways and every
day will count.
Troops From Ft. Robinson WIN Come
Across Country , as Far as
fFroin Saturday's Dnlly.l
Regular troops from Ft. Robinson
will march over the entire distance
from their jwist to Norfolk. Here
they will take the train for Ft. Rlley
and It Is probable that they will go
out at the same time as the local
company of mllltla. A rumor has
been going to this effect for several
weeks and It has been confirmed by
a telegram received In Norfolk this
A message from the quartermaster
at the fort , came to I ) . Rees , govern
ment contractor , asking for ton cords
of wood to be delivered along the
route. The wood Is wanted at O'Neill ,
Stuart , Ix > ng Pine and Wood lake.
This would Indicate that the troops
expect to stop at those several places
for a bit of rest and camping. Just
exactly whore ton cords of wood are
to come from in this section of the
country , Is a question that is not at
all easy. Mr. Recs will probably not
furnish the wood as he is just now
kept very busy with other govern
ment contracts. He is receiving or
ders every day for oats to bo deliv
ered In many parts of the country.
Some of the material is to be deliv
ered at Norfolk , some at Ft.Rlloy and
some at other points.
It is though probable that the
troops will pass through most of the
towns directly west of Norfolk.
The troops from Ft Nlobrara who
are to march to Norfolk and to board
a train hero for the Kansas encamp
ment , will arrive in Norfolk October
9 , and bo hero several days. They
will start on September 2G.
Their schedule is as follows :
Sept. 25 , Woodlake.
Sept. 2C and 27 , Johnston and Alns-
Sept. 28 , Long Pino.
Sept. 30 , five miles east of Bassett.
Oct. 1 , Stuart.
Oct. 2 , flvo miles cast of Atkinson.
Oct. 3 and -I , O'Neill.
Oct. 5. Stafford.
Oct. G , Clcarwator.
Oct. 7 , Oakdalo.
Oct. 8 , three miles east of Meadow
Oct. 9 , Norfolk. They will possibly
bo In Norfolk for several days , await
ing transportation.
The materials needed for ono day
by the troops , are six cords of wood ;
1,400 pounds of hay ; 1,000 pounds of
oats. This will have to bo furnished
all along the route , and much of It
will be handled by I ) . Hees , govern
ment contractor , of this city.
There are twenty olllcers , 480 men
ami 100 animals.
Will be a Great Day In the Town on
Monday , With Big Ball.
Cleurwuter. Nob. , Sept. I-Special ! )
to The News : On Monday afternoon
the famous Indian baseball club
which bus been making a tour of the
country , and which halls from the
well known lesurviillou near Mono-
steel. H I ) , will be here for a con *
lent with the local team. A big dance
Is planned for the evening after.
One of the Dig Qr.iy Express Horses
Leaves the Wagon After Seven
( From Tui'Kilny'H Dally. ]
Mike has been sold. A now Mlko
IH In bin place. The old 0110 , Urn ono
who bad ( tune to be MO well known
In Norfolk , and who has met every
train during the past seven yoarH ,
was a hiuidiioino gray horse driven
on the American Express wagon. Tim
team of grays were often an object
of remark because of their quality
and of their strength. They looked
like a team of ( tingling Urns' , circuit
The new Mike Is a mammoth black
animal , heavy and strong , who came
to Norfolk direct from Chicago. Ho
now helps draw ono of the heavy ex
press wagons and Is fast making
friends. Names on an express wagon
team never change. When ono Mlko
leaves , the horse to fill his place IH
named Mlko the mlnuto ho gets Into
the harness.
The Citizens' Union of New York
Holds Its Nominating Con
vention Tonight.
New York , Sept 211. Special to The
News : The ( 'Ill/ens' union , composed
of Independent voters of both purlieu
and which may be said In a way to
bold the balance of ixilltlcul power
In tireater New York at the present
time , holds Its nominating convention
tonight and the result Is awaited with
Intense Interest In political circles.
The reiiiinilnatloii of Mayor Seth Low
seems to bo a foregone conclusion ,
despite the recently developed revolt
of District Attorney Joroino. The at
titude of Mr. .leroine Is not likely to
defeat the reiiomliiatloii of Mayor
Low , but It may wonUon the solid sup
port accorded by the Citizens' union
lo the reform element In defeating
Tammany at the coining election and
retaining the Low administration In
New York City Catholic Priest is Injured -
jured on Train , While Enroute
to Norfolk.
Madison , Neb. , Sept. 23. Special to
The News : A Catholic priest going
from Columbus to Norfolk on the Un
ion Pacific freight train this after
noon , was quite badly hurt hero at
2:30 : o'clock. Ho got off the train to
Icxik around and the train started off.
In getting on ho was caught and
thrown under. His arm was broken
In two places and ho was otherwise
Injured , but how badly Is not known.
Ho Is from Now York city and was
In Norfolk last Monday.
His name Is Father Lettorhouso.
Ho Is accompanied by his neighbor ,
Mr. Myer.
Secretary of the Treasury Announces
Taking up of Twenty Million
Two Per Cents.
Washington , Sept 23. Special to
The News : Secretary Losllo M.
Shaw of the treasury department an
nounces officially that ho will imme
diately take up and refund twenty
million dollars' worth of the two per
cent government bonds.
It is expected that this will h&ro
a good effect on the money market at
a tlmo when much money is required
for the moving of grain.
The British Columbian Volcano Again
Shows Activity and the People
are Leaving.
Nelson , B. C. , Sept. 23. Special to
The News : Turtle mountain Is again
sliding and showing other indications
of activity.
The people are excited and everyone -
ono is deserting the towns in the
near vicinity of the volcano.
Company B Will Entertain and Nor *
folk Boys are Invited.
The Stanton mllltla boys , Company
B of the First regiment , are planning :
a dancing party for Wednesday even
ing , September 30 , and have extended
a cordial invitation to all Norfolk sol
dier boys for the event. A largo num
ber of the Company L mon will attond.