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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS JOURNAL.
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NOHFOUC NEIHIASK'A 1'MUDAY ' iMAKOII 18 11)01. )
Yields to the Demand of Republicans and Allows His Name
to Come Before the State Convention ,
RESPONDS TO THE URGENT CALL OF HIS PARTY
He Hoped to Keep Out of the Fight but a Strong : , Popular Man
is Wanted and He Yielded to the Pressure.
lion. W. M. Robertson of this city
has decided to allow the use pC his
name as candidate for governor , sub
ject to the decision of the republican
state convention \yhlch meets In Lin
coln on May 17.
For months Mr.- * . t * "is been
persistently urged by i > .
publicans in all parts of the u.
enter the gubernatorial race , buthab' '
refused to do so , replying that so
long as there appeared a probability
that Mr. Mickey could be re-elected ,
ho believed the present governor
was entitled to ronomlnatlon. But
the Idea has been growing that Mr. j
Mickey cannot bo elected If placed
on the ticket until it has become a |
settled belief among those who have
the interest of the party at heart
rather than the interest of any indi
vidual. This belief Is not confined to
any one locality , but Is general
throughout the state , the south as
well as the north , and prevails In
Dundy county , In Sioux county aa
well as In Douglas county.
The candidacy of Mr. Dlnsmoro did
not seem to meet the requirements
of ; the case and ho withdrew. Mr.
Harrison of Grand Island has gained
a good deal of ground since ho en
tered the race , but although he is in
every way an honest , upright gentle
man , worthy of any position which
he may seek at the hands of the re
publicans , yet his acquaintance is
limited to his immediate locality , and
it was not believed that he could de
feat Mickey. Such were the repre
sentations made to Mr. Robertson ,
but not until the whole state had been
canvassed and figures produced
which showed that unless a man of
Mr , Robertson's state wide acquain
tance and popularity would come to
the front , Mr. Mickey would be re-
nominated and would take the party
to certain defeat , did Mr. Robertson
give In and consent to throw himself
in the breach.
Personally he has been averse to
making the fight , but ho is one of the
old-time republicans who believes
that a man should be subject to the
call of his party , and when it was
demonstrated to him that he was a
necessity to the party ho gave up
the contest and authorized the an
nouncement of his candidacy. Now
that he is in the race he will assist
his friends with his characteristic
vigor to secure the nomination and
Two years ago Mr. Robertson was
a candidate before the state conven
tion for this position , and it was
known that at that time he was the
personal choice of three-fourths of
the delegates , but combinations were
made which resulted In the nomina
tion of Mr. Mickey. When the dele
gates returned to their homes they
found that their action did not give
full satisfaction to the voters , who
wanted Robertson and not Mickey
and Mr. Mickey's administration has
not been of such a character as to
make them want him again. It is
probably a fact that Mr. Robertson
has moro friends among the rank and
file of the voters than any other man
in the state , and the representations
that have been made to him are tha
ho will easily bo nominated , and i
nominated that ho will add very ma
terlal strength to the ticket.
DESERTS ARMYJN THR EE WEEKS
Former Battle Creek Man , Late o
Tilden , is Caught.
Battle Creek , Neb. , March 17.
Special to The News : W. E. Diet
of Tllden , who Is well known here
having worked In Maher's barbo
shop , passed through on the train ii
charge of the U. S. marshal , enrout
to Leavenworth Kan. About thre
weeeks ago ho enlisted and was sta
tioned at Ft. Nlobrara. Ho desertei
and was captured. Ho will have t
servo the balance of his three years
or more , In prison at Ft. Leavenwortli
PORT ARTHUR IS UNSAFE.
Repeated Bombardments Have Weak
Yin Kow. March 17 The only rolla-
blo reports at the present moment
from the main Manchurlan cities show
a quiet movement along the railway
and such cities as Mukden which arc
off the main line are undisturbed. The
pie hero are not in possession of
P finite news of' outside events. The
chief movement on the Fong Huang
Cheng military road Is the dispatch of
riders to and from the Russian ad
vance forces. A creditable native ar
rived hero bringing a report as late
as March 12 from Fang Huang Cheng
to the effect that the main body of
the concentrated forces had crossed
the Yalu , leaving small bodies of
troops at Antung and other points to
guard the river. A fortnight ago a
few spies visited Antung , but since
then no Japanese have been seen west
of the Yalu. The continued attacks of
the Japanese have compelled the
steady occupation of the Llao Tung
peninsula. The last bombardment of
Port Arthur rendered every part of
tha fortress of Port Arthur unsafe.
Residents assort that fragments of
Japanese shells fell everywhere and
that some railways and buildings were
ostroyed , though most of the dam-
ge on the shore was unimportant.
It Is authentically reported that for
week past there has been only a
mail and changing military garrison
t Halcheng , but that a large force has
eon stationed at the Invulnerable for-
Ifled and strategical town of Ashan
Shan , where the Japanese army con-
iluded Its advance during the war be-
ween China and Japan.
Rsported that Main Advance Is Cross
Ing the Yalu.
London , March 17. No further news
f the progress or hostilities In the
'ar ' east has been received here. There
s much interest in the report that the
Russian main advance Is crossing the
Yalu , but this is not yet confirmed 1.
and according to the Dally Chronicle's
'Ing Yang correspondent all the Rus-
Ian troops have left north Korea , 20-
00 of them being concentrated at
itullon Cheng , north of the Yalu river ,
in Manchuria. The Dally Telegraph's
Sevastopol correspondent says It Is
emi-ofllclally announced that Russia
has abandoned the Idea of sending
her Baltic squadron to the far east
by the way of Bering straits as Im
practicable. The Toklo correspondent
of the Times cables that the latest re
ports say the Russians are occupying
an area having a forty miles base
'rom ' Wlju to Chang Tung and extend
ng south to the Pakchon river.
Japanese Military Situation.
Paris , March 17. The Tokio corre
spondent of the Matin sends this in
brmation , which ho says conies from
reliable authority , concerning the
Japanese military situation up to
March 10 : The first army of 70,000
troops , under General Kurokl , occu
pies northern Korea. The brigade
anded at Gensan forms part of a second
end army of similar strength. The
mobilization of the latter has been
completed and the troops will sal
shortly for an unknown destination
The mobilization of a third army bo-
can on March 7.
SUICIDES WHIU WIFE PLAY
Head of Commissary Departmen
Ends Life to Music.
Omaha , March 17. W. H. Bean
chief commissary for the departmen
of the Missouri , killed himself toda ;
while his wife was playing the piano .
Bad heauh and the fact that the of
fleer had been ordered to report fo
duty In the Phllllpplnes are alleged
to be the causes.
MILLION DOLLAR FIRE IN OIL
Prairie Near Fort Worth Is Raging
and Loss Is Heavy.
Fort Worth , March 17. Fire is rag
ing hero in the oil fields this Br
noon. The loss has already ed
a million dollars. The blaze Is on
Business at Alnsworth.
Alnsworth , Nob. , March 17. Business :
ness In Alnsworth lias commenced
to move. J. II. Hart sold his bowling
alley and building on Main street to
William Collins yesterday and the
property changed hands at once. hoJ.
D. Cook rented the property and took
possession today. The high license
people will nominate a ticket next
Saturday at Alnsworth hall.
Placed at Head of the Demo
cratic City Ticket.
WILL MAKE RUN FOR MAYOR
Before They Could Catch Their
Breath In Tote , the Democrats Had
Placed a Candidate In the Field for
the Mayorality Campaign.
[ Vrom NVeilnpiuln V'B Daily.J
For mayor , H. W. Winter.
For clerk , M. 11. Singer.
For treasurer , Carl \Vlldo.
For police judge , G. F. McCormlck.
For board of education , 1) . Rees
and W. C. Roland.
This Is the ticket placed In nomi
nation by the democrats of Norfolk
last night. The convention met In
the city hall at a little after 8 o'clock
and before an hour waa done the fire
works wcro all over.
Hardly had the delegates got seat
ed In their chairs before the noinlniu-
tlon of Winter had happened. It
caught some of them napping.
"When are wo going to begin to
nominate ? " asked one.
"We're almost finished now , " said
No other candidate was mentioned
for the mayorallty.
There was no apparent friction.
All was Winter In the spring time.
No platform was adopted. "Wo
don't need one , " said one of the lead
ers. "Everyone knows what wo stand
The convention was called to order
1 J. II. Hulff. J. C. Stitt recorded
the doings of the assembly. The or
ganization was made permanent.
Every nomination was by acclama
tion. It went off as smoothly as
though they had planned It all out
ahead of time. There was no oppo
sition to the candidates put up. All
was apparent harmony.
After the nominations , the candi
dates were called upon for speeches.
They responded. They thanked the
gentlemen of the convention for the
honors thus bestowed upon them and
pledged their best work In behalf of
the democratic party. They threat
ened to win out In the coming elec
Candidates for Council and Dele-
WARD CAUCUSES LAST NIGHT
Caucuses Were Well Attended Pre-
liminary to the City Convention
Which Will be Held Tomorrow
Night to Name Municipal Ticket.
The republican caucuses for the va
rlous wards of the city of Norfolk
were hold last night and much Inter
est was shown In the preliminary
work of the coming municipal cam
palgn. The politicians of the First ,
Second and Third wards convened in
the city building and the Fourth ward
ers mot at the drug store of J. L.
The First ward meeting was presid
ed over by W. II. Wldaman , and Dr.
II. O. Munson acted as secretary. C.
P. Parish was placed In nomination
as candidate for city councilman , and
the following-named were chosen as
delegates to the city convention to
morrow night : J. W. Edwards , Dr.
H. O. Munson , C. P. Parish , W. II.
Wldaman , Al. Johnson , Dr. G. W. Wil 1
kinson , I. M. Macy. W. II. Wldaman
was chosen as ward committee.
In the Second ward caucus S. R.
McFarland was chairman and J. W.
Ransom was secretary. Gay Halvcr-
stein was named as candidate for city
councilman , with W. L. Kern as second
end choice. The following were chos
en to represent the ward at the city
convention : Rev. J. F. Poucher , C.
E. Doughty , L. M. Gaylord , H. G.
Brueggemann , W. L. Kern , J. W. Ransom I
som , S. R. McFarland , Chas. H. Pll-
ger , and H. M. Roberts. The follow
ing committee to fill vacancies was | 1
named : S. R. McFarland. H. G.
Brueggeman , J. W. Ransom.
In the third ward gathering R. H.
Reynolds was the presiding officer and j
M. C. Hazen secretary. C. C. Gow
was placed in nomination as candidate
date for the city council and the fol
lowing were named as the ward dele
gates to the city convention : I. Pow ' [
ers Jack Koenlgsteln , Robert Utter ,
C. C. Gow , Wm. Beswlck , W. H. John
son , J. S. McClary , J. E. Simpson , G.
T. Sprecher , W. II. Bridge , J. S. Math- ,
owson , Dr. H. J. Cole , D. C. O'Connor ,
A. II. KIcsau and Dr. C. S. Parker.
In the Fourth ward Leo Horshclser
was chairman of the caucus and C. W.
Potter secretary. No nomination for
councilman was made as none were
seeking the honor of making the race
on the ticket and It was decided to
concede the ofllco to the opposition.
The delegates to the city convention
wcro : Frank Perry , W. H. Living
stone , G. W. Potter and L. F. Krlnck- :
FRED F HARVEYJPLEADS GUILTY
He Will bo Tried In District Court for
Fremont , Nob. , March 17. Fred
llarvoy of Scrllmor , a cousin of Eva
Hleh. pleaded utility to the statutory
charge filed against him mid watt
bound over to the ( Unit-let court In
Hjo Hum of $ fiOO. The allocation
states ' that the girl IH but Hlxtuon
yuarH old , Harvey did not HCIMII to
coiuprolumd . his crlmo , falling to tin-
durHtitnd that the ago of tno girl will
put 1 ( him behind the barn.
DAN CUPID IN ANTELOPE.
Married With the Groom Sick In
Nollgh , Nob. , March 17. Spoclal to
The News : Cupid was unusually ac
tive In Antelope county yesterday and
In one Instance the little love god
Htood bosldo a Hick bed while the
stricken groom and bis fair bride
woie made one. Three coroiuonloH
WUH the record of the 'day.
John Udey and Miss LIU to Cor
money , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Cormonoy who live BOVCII mlloH In
the country , were the ones who were
determined that the nuptials should
not bo postponed on account of sick
ness. The groom IH the head line
man for n Council Kind's electric
company , lie arrived on the Tuesday
afternoon train and was taken mid
deiily nick after getting off the curs ,
lie was convoyed to the brldo'H homo
and there the ceremony making thorn
man anil wlfo wan performed. Mr.
Udey was very sick following the cor-
oniony and his phynlclann determined
that ho had an acute attack of up
pondlcltls. This morning Dr. Con-
well drove out to the Cormonoy homo
to perform the operation that Is hoped
to save the life of the determined
groom and his friends hope that ho
will quickly recover and that ho and
his faithful brldo may enjoy a long
life of wedded happiness , begun under -
dor such adverse circumstances.
John Wright , manager of the Ed-
wurdH and Bradford lumber yards at
St. Edwards and Miss Mamo Cratty
of Elgin wcro united In marriage at
the homo of the brldo'H parents In
Elgin yesterday afternoon. The bride's
father Is manager of the Hammond
elevator at Elgin. Both are well
known young people of Antelope
Herman Burdlck and Miss Nellie
Flicklgnor , both of Elgin wore mar-1
ricil by County Judge Finch yesterday
afternoon , and will make their home
Two other wedding licenses were
granted , but the ceremonies did not
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.
Observance by the Irish in a Number
Now York , March 17. St. Patrick's
day will bo celebrated In Now York
with the customary parade this aftor-
noon. A number of banquets and
other demonstrations have been ar
ranged for this evening by the Hcvoral
Irish societies of Greater New York.
Observed in Chicago.
Chicago , III. , March 17. There was
no parade In Chicago today In honor
of Ireland's patron saint , but at the
Auditorium Annex this evening there
will bo a banquet In celebration of
the day that promises to bo the most
elaborate affair over given by the
Irish societies of this city. Among
these who have accepted invitations
to the function are Governor and Mrs.
Yates , Mayor and Mrs. Harrison ,
General ami Mrs. Frederick Dunt
Grant and Mrs. Potter Palmer. Arch
bishop Qulgley , Bishop Muldoon and
other notables will address the as
St. Patrick's Day In London
London , March 17. There was a
rather general observance of St. Pat
rick's Day In London today. Society
was much Interested In the opening
of the annual Irish ba/aar , whllo oth
ers were reminded of the anniversary
by the flying of the Irish flag from .
many public buildings and the hold
Ing of special services In all the Cath
olio churches. All the Irish troops '
at the various garrisons had a day's
Willing to Stay.
Battle Creek , Neb. , March 17.-
Speclal to The News : A young fel I-
low of Warrensburg , Mo. , who has
been working In Boone county for
some time , arrived hero the other day
through the agency of your reporter
and got a job with ono of our most
substantial fanners north of town.
The con\ersatlon follows :
"What do you want a month ? "
" $25. "
"What else do you want ? "
"Plenty to eat. "
"Anything else ? "
"Yes ; plenty of work. "
"All right. Von stay. And if anything '
thing extra should happen In Johnson
county , down in Missouri , you can
read It at my house In the Norfolk
SUMMERS WILL BE REMOVED
It is positively announced that the
president will pro-cmtorlly remove
District Attorney Summers from VQf
Mickey Can Not Mnve Solid
Support of County.
NORTH PLATTE HAS MAJORITY
For the First Time In Ncbrnskn's His-
tory , Territory North of River Han
Most Votes Burlington Luke Warm
For Present Governor.
Lincoln , March 17. The NOWH wiyn
concerning the gubernatorial situa
count tbese comnmnllles In tlielr col
umns , not because ho IH the candidate
of the NortliwoHlorn or bocaune the
Union Pacific may later swing Into
line , but for the reason that ho IH
well known and ban a winning person
ality with something of u silver ton
gue. They count much on his person
al following , Itoyd county In another
which WUH yoHlorday said to bo lined
up for Mickey , but yoHtorday tlio Rob
ertson moil Hald that the delegates
were unpledged , and would not bo for
Say Mickey Can't be Elected ,
They are frank In tlielr claims that
Mickey will fall of election If nom
inated , and Insist that the Norfolk
man ' came out only upon the most
earnest ' solicitation of the members
of ! ' the parly. They acknowledge the
haxard of his position as far as bis
aspirations to occupy the guhonmtor-
Confusion reigns supreme In guber
natorial ' politics , Yesterday there was
but oiio topic of conversation In po
litical circles , and that was the pros
pects which Governor Mickey hint of
overcoming the opposition of the
NorthwoHtont and Union Pacific.
The announcement of Robertson
lias ' added an element of uncertainty
which has resulted In sending Mickey
stock below par In quartorH whore
prior ' to yesterday It WIIH boomed at
the . ' top notch. The danger to him
Is ' conceited to come from the doubt
fill character of some of bis Burling
ton support , together with the win
nlng popularity of Robertson , who IH
expected at the psychological moment
to combine his forces with those of
Harrison to land the nomination.
What adds to the danger IH the pros
pcct that Douglas county will bo Holld
for Robortson. This < \H \ claimed now
bji his munu.iorH'ldosp'to ( the fact Hint
Douglas county ( wo years ago was
for Dlnsmoro against the Norfolk
man. Conditions have changed , It Is
said , until the Douglas county delega
tion can be secured for him.
There the eighty-seven votes In the
county which might turn the Hcale
If the Burlington falls to line up every
man. They could never go to Harri
son , the Grand Island man , unless the
Rosewater became reconciled to him ,
and his friends In Lincoln do not be
lieve that such a thing Is possible ,
unless Harrison went to him In the
attitude of suppliant. On the other
hand Robertson Is persona grata at
any rate to the editor , and It Is more
than a mere possibility that the dele
gation will bo allowed to go to him.
There Is not , however , entire unan
imity as to the action which Douglas
county will take and some of the i
Htato house olllclals who are unusually I-
ly well posted on the situation there
claim that It will bo Impossible to
unite the delegations on any one can i-
didate , and that on the contrary It is
more than likely that Mickey will
have a considerable following. But
there IH no hope even In Mickey cir
cles that the delegation will give any
largo proportion of Its strength to the
governor. The fire anil police board
situation has added to the disaffec
tion which existed two years ago , and
recent suits Involving the action of
the board In allowing the operation
of a gambling venture without Inter
ference Is charged up by some of the
Omaha reformers to the executive be
cause he refused to call the members
of the board to account. In addition
to thnt the traveling men have had
out their hammers , and the retail
dealers who are sore on account of
the veto of the jiroposed amendment
to the exemptions law are also very
strong there. The business men are
also sore because of the governor's
Interference In the labor strike. To
cap the climax the liquor dealers , who
fought him two years ago , have 10a
hand in the matter and will lend their
not unimportant reinforcements to
any ono who can beat Mickey.
North Platte Leads for First Time.
As was jxjlntcd out yesterday > e.y
a Northwestern loader , the North :
Platte , for the first time in recent his
tory , will have a majority of the votes
In the state convention , but the 38a
jorlty Is only one. However , they fig'
uro that Mickey will bo bound to meet
with disaffection In some of the Soutl
Platte counties which were In the
race for the western normal are ! 10X
pected to lend their strength to the
anti-Mickey columns , although his
friends claim that this defection wll
bo offset by Buffalo county'.s clghteci :
votes. Normally these votes would
go for Harrison. Some of the more '
enthusiastic of the governor's sup
porters even claim that they can di
vide Hall county with Harrison. There
are other counties north of the river
which the Burlington Mickey allies
ire claiming. Hliermau and Valley
'ouullcH are In Ibis list , but ludopon-
lout ropubllcatiH claim thai the rail
ways will not bo able to dominate
limn If the question IH really put be-
'on * the people. The Robertson men
ill ohalr are concerned. Ho IH jot-
Ing old and niiiHt hasten to carry out
IH ! ambition , but failure now must be
ranglit with danger for bin future.
' IH taking lilg chimcon with a largo
slake to win. Hliould he fall now he
iilghl never niuln ; bo eligible to outer
he race , and by the danger which ho
iicurH In thin respect do Ills ailluireiitu
; ungo Ills coul.dniico In hln IIUCCOSH
u I ho May convention and they are 11
Some objection In hlH candidacy
ins been urged on the ground that ho
hi'H at Norfolk , the homo of J. II.
llarnoii , who has only within two
noiitlm been Inducted Into olllce aa
i justice of the supreme court. Thlu
lolut will bo urged against him as u
tar to bin aspirations , and ( ho old
irccodontH requiring the selection of
IOIICOH of public pliiniH from different
ommunltles will bo Invoked , but bin
friends contend ( bat the gubernatorial
situation requires the choice of the
host man whether lie bo the bout from
a territorial point of vlow or no ! . The
traveling men have boon striking
away at the political Iron In the days
when It was hot and likewise other
luloroHtH have found fault with Mickey -
ey , and Ihoy liiHlut that Mickey ,
steady-going , coiiHcrvatlvo , noiiiotlinea
hesitating , but generally bonest , will
succumb to the onslaughts of the dem
ocrats If ho IH given another chance.
Clerkship Hns Deep Significance.
Although more than two montlm
have passed since Judge Barnes suc
ceeded Sullivan on the supreme bench
and the republican party gained the
power to name the clerk of the court ,
the matter Is Htlll undecided and now
It Is hinted that the hot fight which
has boon waged for the place which la
the fatest plum In the Htate will bo
prolonged until the date of the con
vention In order that the Intorneclno
contest which may bo provoked when
the announcement Is finally made
may not have Horloiw rosultn In that
body. Jackson , the. Nollgh man , who
has long boon Hlatod for the ofllco
was In town Tuesday and although
hopeful , Is uncertain an to the event.
His friends regard Chairman Lind
say's candidacy IH duo to the result
of the contest with Summers and the
Dietrich ombrogllo , both of which
made It necoHmiry to find him another
lir th , find would1 ho grti.itly dlscoif1
entod If ho should laud It to the dot-
Iment of Jackson. Judge Scdgwlck
said to favor delay. The term of
. ,00 Hordman will expire about May
, and the appointment Is long past
no If the now Incumbent IH to have
u opportunity to learn the ropes bo-
'ore ' that time.
A fulluro to dike action will lead to
great uproar In the convention ,
vhlcli IR expected to take Homo hand
n breaking the deadlock with Its ad-
Ice. This possibility IH regarded as
vldcnco that the appointment will bo
lade before , but the calculation must
o based on n deadlock , and ( lie time
urlng which the least obstinate of
he two judges with the appointing
lower is willing to allow It to con-
lime. Damon is still standing pat
'or Jackson , and tho.se who know hlH
llspositlon claim that he will hold out
mill the last. Sedgwiek seems equal-
y insistent , upon Seymour. By delay-
iig the matter until after the conven-
Ion It might be poslble to co-operate
vltb Judge llolcomb In selecting one
f the rival candidates , without dan-
or of loading to a demand for the
resignation In the convention of the
udgo who should enter such an alii-
nice. This Is regarded as only the re-
notost of a possibility.
AT THE AUDITORIUM THEATER
Miss Marie Walnwrlght.
It was a largo audience of conserv
ative theatergoers that attended the
lorformance of Miss Marie Wainwright -
wright In "Twelfth Night" at the Au-
Htorluin last night. And they were
glad they went. Miss Walnwrlght ,
raceful , pretty and attractive withal ,
won her way Into the hearts of the
hearers before ninny minutes had
passed and her playing was enjoyed
throughout. The support given Miss
Walnwright was for the most part
all right. Ono great difficulty was In
Ijcarlng. The audience had to strain
Its ears to catch the lines of the players
ors , which may have been duo to the
crackling of peanuts In the gallery
or to the rumbling In the foyer or to
the dramatic tendencies of Shakes
pearean voices. While Miss Waln
wrlght Is not the frail and delicate
Viola that ono might picture , she
nevertheless has other qualifications
which peculiarly fit her for the portrayal
trayal of the part. The star was suf
fering severely from a bad cold and
It was almost Impossible for her teat
at times speak. All of the special
scenery was not used , but what of It
was brought out , had good effect.
Miss Walnwrlght deserved the com-
pllmciit paid her In the attendance of
so select a crowd of people as at
tended last night's performance.
Pope's Greeting. r
Rome , March 17. The pope sends
St. aPtrlck's day greetings to the
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