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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , MARCH 17 , 1SI05.
CODY GAVE SILVER SADDLES TO
TWO NORFOLK GIRLS.
HIS WIFE KILLED HIS LOVE
When She Announced Thnt She Would
Denounce the Scout nt tile Grave of
Their Daughter , an End to His Af
fection W.IB Wrought.
Wlint Is dnliiHMl to ho HulTiilo IIIII'H
ovldonoo , taken In secret at Oinnlin
the other dny , was gl\on mil at Den
ver yost onlay. A friend of Cody's
supposed to ho his attornoy. says :
"I think that the evidence given by
tlio colonel at Omaha was the MnoHt
that could have boon given , and I atn
sorry that ho thinks It iiPcoHmiry to
observe tlio Instructions of the trial
court when the other side linn boon
giving every dotall that could rolled
against the colonel to the inthllu ,
"Down in Omaha bin tcMtlniony
even alYocted the girl who WIIH taking
the ( k'ixHltloii and at times the leant
would stream down lier ehceksi whllo
Colonel Cody WIIH tolling the dolallH
of certain trouhles between himself
and his wife.
"Ills ovldtmco down there WIIH to
show that separation and troublon
took place hotwcou his wlfo and him
self slnco their marrlago forty years
ngo. This Uosslo Isboll Htory that
the counsel for the defendant has giv
en to the public was explained hy the
colonel. The only witness who tostl-
tied to alleged Intimation hotweon the
colonel nnd Miss Isboll wax .lohn W.
Clnlr , n boy whom Colonel Cody took
Into hla employ at the wish of bin
father , who worked for him and told
the colonel that ho wanted him near
him wlioro ho could control his ex
travagances and make him help earn
"Tho colonel testified that ho had
to discharge Clalr because ho found
thnt ho was dishonest and n Itar.
Clalr testified that Cody wan Intlmato
with Miss Isboll nt Philadelphia In
1900. This was denied hy the colonel ,
who tcfltllled that Clnlr's dntloa were
such that ho wan kept at the tout dur
ing the whole time of the show's atny
In town , and that ho was not nt the
Walton hotel In that city as ho testi
"Tho colonel said that Mlsn Jsboll
did not see him more than did other
press a pent s of tlio show nnd that
she might have called on him nt the
hotel or the tent to receive her or
ders'to eco him or the treasurer of
the company , nnd In fact to transact
the ordinary business of the show.
"Clnlr's stories of the IntlmncloH In
Sherman , Tex. , between Miss Isboll
nnd Cody were denied point blank by
the colonel , He testified that the show
readier Sherman , Tex. , at 7 o'clock In
the morning , and that after giving
thrco performances It pulled out of
the place shortly after midnight.
Cody did not go to the hotel In town
nnd Miss Ishell would , therefore , hnvo
no opportunity to come to his room ,
If ho did not have one at the hotol.
"Tho.Now Orleans Incidents testi
fied to by Clalr were denied by Cody ,
who said that this city was what Is
called a 'week stand , ' and that nil the
agents of the show , both male nnd fe
male , were In town while the show
was nnd that different ones of them
rode to nnd fro from the show grounds
with him nnd that he , thought there
was nothing Improper In allowing nnv
of them to do so , as ho could talk ever
the business with them nnd save time.
"The Hoffman house Incidents In
New York , where Clalr testified Miss
Isbellas so much In Cody's com
pany , were explained by the colonel
stntlng thnt he had a sntto of rooms
there , one of which ho used to receive -
coive visitors , distinguished gnests ,
newspaper men nnd others who might
have the curiosity or business to call
on him. Miss Isboll did not call on
him more than others did , and there
were alwny from two to three people
Jn the room when ho was thero.
Didn't Have Hep Trunk.
"The Washington Incidents , when
Cody wns supposed to have sent for
Miss Isbell's trunk to bo placed In his
privnte car , were denied nnd Cody
testified that no trunks were carried
in his private car , but all were put In
the baggage car attached to his train
for this purpose.
"Tho colonel testified that Miss Is
bell did not occupy his private car
during the season of 1900-1901 , but
once In a while rode In It , the same
ns other press agents did , and no
moro than they did. Whenever she
rode In the car there were other ladles
nnu memoers ot uio company present
nnd she wns treated as the others
"Miss Isbell lost her health nnd con
tracted tuberculosis. Colonel Cody
testified thnt ho sent her to the arid
country , the same ns ho did his In
dians when anything went wrong with
their lungs. She bought a ranch near
Cody , Wyo. , nnd ns It wns only n
small one and she wanted to stock it
ho ordered his foreman nt the T. E.
ranch to sell her cattle nt $15 per
head for calves and colts nt $ 0 per
head. She branded these with her
brand , and while she was in that state
lived n great deal in the open air.
She was employed by the show nt n
salary of $25 per wck and expenses
and was not treated any better than
sorao of the other press agents ; In
fact , not as well , as some of them
were paid ns high as $75 per week
nnd ex pen Res.
Saddles for Denver Qlrli ,
"Tho colonel testified that durln.
the past twenty yearn one of Ma hob
bles had boon to give saddle * tn his
friends , nnd thnt when Miss Inhell
left for Wyoming ho loft onion ? with
bin saddlers to wild her a silver-
mounted saddle. He believes In do
Ing things up In the proper way when
ho does them nt all.
"Ho testified thnt ho ordered n and-
din for Miss Lornn Hake of Denver
within the past two weeks nnd that
several vonrs ago he mni'o ' a present
of n silver-mounted saddle to Mlim
Hnzol Hake , her sister. Thofe sad-
dlpH arc ( diver mounted nnd of flno
leather and similar to the emi given
"At the time Miss tsboll wan .it the
T 13. IJinoh , ncoipvlng the 'guest
loi/m' / there , which other witnesses
hn-'o testified was Imllt for her spo-
el il benefit , hut which the ro'onel
said wns built an the ranch wim not
largo enough to accommoilato his
frlcmlR. Mrs Lllllnrd , Mrn. Thornp
son. Mrs. Aldrleh , Miss Wllln Martin ,
a chum anil roommate of MPH ! Ishell ,
and several other ladles wore present.
"Tho colonel denied the tsetlmony
of Rovoinl witnesses In regard to his
drinking , gambling ami fio.n'ontliiK
iilHieputnhlo houses. Ho said ho ban
nr tasted anything In the rthnpo of
wine , whisky , or Intoxicating liquor
Hlnco ho left North 1'lntlo In 1901
with the exception of three times ,
when ho was ordered to do HO by his
plpnlclan. In regard tn h's ' gambling ,
which wns testified to hy Henry niake ,
be cnlln him a liar from start to finish ,
and savs that the only pai-ibllng ho
over did wan to piny n frnmo of > n\v
po1 < r with his frlei'ds to pass * no
( line , and thnt ho never played f-iro.
Ho cald he wan a lover of hews , nnd ,
ns 1 e had some llttlo sp.irtlng lilood
In him , ho occnslonnlly wagered n
llttlo on the races , but did not do so
to any great extent and did not follow
it fn , n profession.
Objected to n Song.
"The colonel testified thnt ho nnd
his wlfo had trouble two months nftor
thnir marrlngo , whllo living nt Port
McPherson , over him singing n song
that rellocted on bin wife's mother , n
she thought , becnuso It contained
soiuo reference to the 'Dutch. '
"Ho snld that ho was making plen
ty of money there at that , time nnd
that his wife did not need to take In
sowing nnd did so against his protest.
Ho wns the highest paid citizen In
the employ of the government at the
post and made thousands of dollars ,
as all horses and mules captured from
the enemy were turned ever to him
for sale and that the common rumor
had It that he received moro money
than the commanderof , the fort did.
Ho wanted his wlfo to associate with
the ofllcors' wives nnd to take nothing
from them , ns she was ° very bit as
good as they were. Ho said that the
army records will show that ho was
chief of scouts at that time under Oen-
cnil Sheridan , although Blnko testi
fied that ho was only a private.
"Mrs. Cody did consult fortune toll-
era nnd did treat the colonel's guests
In a disrespectful manner. Dr. Jaco
bus and Captain Hngerman went to
spend a few days with the conplo at
Scout's' Host ranch , and when they
w ro there about four days Mrs. Cody
wanted them to move on , ns she
thought they hail worn tholr welcome
out. and plainly told them so by her
Killed His Love.
"Mrs. Cody's conduct In threatening
to denounce the colonel at the grave
of her daughter killed all respect ho
bad for her , and ho testified thnt ho
would not become reconciled to her
"John Boyer and wlfo were treated
as social equals and not servants nnd
they were thrown off the ranch by
Mrs. Cody after she had misrepresent
ed conditions to nuffnlo Dill. He snld
that ho Intended to support his wife
In her troubles with anyone In North
Platte nnd thnt the letters the de
fendant has Introduced nnd made so
much of were those written In re
sponse to letters of hers complaining
of the Boyors. Ho thought , when he
cnmo to Investigate mntters and hoar
the story as It really was , that Mrs.
Boyer had great provocation In her
actions ngnlnst Mrs. Cody.
"Tho colonel stands ready to pay
off the mortgage on the North Plntte
property of Mrs. Cody If she will slgu
over the deeds to the Duluth and La
Crosse property. Ho snfd the money
was obtained to pay taxes and was
used for nnd hy Mrs. Cody.
"Tho expression of Colonel Cody's
to the effect that ho must have been
'Jollying tlw old gnl , ' which ho Is re
ported to hnvo made when rending
the letters nt Sheridan In the court
room , WKS not , according to the col
onel's testimony nt Omnhn , meant In
a disrespectful way.
"Tho explanation of the kisses giv
en to the members of his company ,
nnd for which Mrs. Cody left him nt
ono time , wns given by the colonel.
Ho said ho was an old man and thnt
ho saw no wrong or harm In giving
or receiving n respectful kiss from
members of the company when they
were separating at the end of the sea
son , ami there was nothing hidden or
secret about It , and ono nnd nil were
treated nllko. Ho said he did not embrace -
brace any of them , but just Kissed
them goodby. "
Misses Hazel nnd Lorna Hake , to
whom Cody gave saddles , formerly
lived In Norfolk with their- parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Hnko.
PARTY CAUCUSES AND CONVEN
TIONS ARE TO BE HELD.
NO EXCITEMENT HAS DEVELOPED
Beginning With Tonight the Pot
Should Begin to Doll , nnd Increase
In Intensity Until All the Tickets
Have Been Placed In the Field.
With tonight will begin the open
ing of the spring municipal campaign
when the democrats get together In
their ward caucuses to nominate can
didates for the city council and to
select delegates to attend the city
cohventlon which Is to bo held in the
city hall tomonow night. The roi.iih *
llcnns begin action tomorrow night ,
when they hold their caucuses and
their convention will bo held on Fri
day , therefore during this week there
N nn Indication that the whole cam
paign will ho wldo opnn , and It In
( line thai It was , for the election Is to
he held In just three weeks , and to
give the voters an opportunity to
study the candidates am1 the Issues
this length of tlmo will bo required.
The rcdlstrlcllng of the cltj will
add to the Interest of the campaign ,
beyond n doubt , and this spring there
Is to ho a now factor In the fight that
might make It a three-cornered Imtllu
and add much to the uncertainty of
the outcome. This Is the calling of a
oltbons convention to bo held on
Thursday night. The nvowed pur
pose' ' of ono of the lending promoters
of this party In to got rid of some of
the "chronic ofllco seekers , " but they
may find their battle won before the
opening of the campaign , bocaiiso
there docs not appear to bo a Jam of
soekera for the ofllces , chronic
or otherwise , and the difficulty will
probably bo to get men to stand for
olllce. Just who the candidates
will bo Is not known at this tlmo , nnd
there Is no assurance that they will
be known until after the conventions
The republicans desire that Mayor
Ha/en should bo a candidate for an
other term. They consider that his
administration 1ms been the most sat
isfactory of recent years and that he
would therefore make the strongest
candidate. . Mr. Hazen however de
clares that he has had enough of the
olllco and will not say that ho will
accopt. They hope , however , that ho
will not refuse If the nomination
comes unanimously under the con
viction that It Is for the best Interests
of the party.
( John Friday Is mentioned ns the
possible nominee of the democrats ,
and It Is rather expected that If ho
Is nominated ho will receive the endorsement -
dorsomont of the citizens convention.
For city clerk S. H. McFnrlnml has
not announced his candidacy before
the republican convention , but his
friends are of the opinion that ho will
nccopt the olllco If his party indicates
that ho Is desired and there are no
other candidates In the Hold. It is
understood that the democrats will
offer this nomination to II. W. Winter
If ho will accept , but ho has not said
that ho would.
For treasurer there Is not much
talk. The republicans are apparently
very well satisfied with Robert Ut-
tor's administration and may decide
on n renomlnntlon. It Is understood
that the democrats would like to
hnvo Julius Haaso make the race , but
It Is considered doubtful If ho would
consent to run.
On the councllmnnlc ticket there is
very llttlo to indicate nt this time who
the nominees may bo. The retiring
councllmen arc A. II. Klesnu , Dr. Wil
kinson , II. A. Pnsowalk nnd O. B.
Walker. There is some possibility
that Klesau and Pnsewalk may bo
renomlnnted by the republicans but
whether they would again accept Is
Onlho school board Dr. P. H. Salter -
ter , republican , and F. W. Kocrber.
democrat , are the retiring members.
The politicians are silent , ns yet , re
garding who may be asked to stand
for their shoes or whether they will
receive the renomlnntlons of their
D. Bnum has gone to Chicago for
( ! . K. French wns In the city yester
day from Wlnslde.
C. n. Thompson wns in the city yes
terday from Wayne.
Thorndyke of Randolph was
In Norfolk yesterday.
Senator F. .1. Halo of Battle Creek
wns in the city today.
Mrs. Richardson of Meadow Grove
was In the city yesterday.
John Hedlln was n Norfolk visitor
yesterday from St. Edward.
Dr. J. J. Williams , state senator ,
was In the city yesterday from Wayne.
H. Kilburn , A. Werner nnd J. W.
Risk were In Norfolk from Battle
W. C. Roland went to Omnha nt
noon today to attend the "Parsifal"
entertainment tonight , and to attend
to business affairs.
The Wednesday club will meet to
morrow at 2:30 : with Mrs. Haggard ,
The cheerful prospect for the
weather In this vicinity is rain or
snow tonight nnd Wednesday ; warm
er east portion tonight.
Mrs. Coryell nnd Mrs. P. A. Blake-
man will entertain the Ladles Aid so
ciety of the Congregational church at
the homo of Mrs. Coryell Thursday
nfternoon. Lndlos of the congrega
tion are cordially Invited to bo pres
Robert Klontz left thin noon for Lamar -
mar , Col , , where ho will take n posi
tion in thn now sugar factory.
Sleighing right now should bo ex
cellent , ns the ground Is covered with
deep snow In nn even layer. The
weather too , Is warm enough now to
make sleighing more comfortable than
It was during the February season ,
when the runnern were out.
The home of the late Col. and Mrs
J. 13. Simpson nt the corner of Nor
folk avenue and Tenth street has been
sold to Win. It. Jones , a traveling
man. He will rent It for the present
hut may come to Norfolk later and
occupy It as his home. S. R. McFar-
land nindo the sale.
Mrs ) Flora Palmer of Now York will
deliver an nddresn tomorrow after
noon at ! o'clock at the Presbyterian
church , on the subject , "Missions. "
Mrs , Palmer will he remembered ns
having addressed a Norfolk niidlenco
two yenis ngo. She Is n very Inter
esting talker. Everybody Is Invited.
The small hey who had the marble
fever for a few brief days hnd to rel
egate his rimiollnns to the chimney
corner , nnd has substituted sleds for
sport. lie had oven 'gone so far ns
to begin baseball In vncanf lots , but
the baseballs nnd baseball bats have
boon driven back , back to the tall un
"A Woman's Honor , " was the thrill
ing sensation that was put on by the
Chaso-Llsler repertoire company in
the first night of their return engage
ment at the Auditorium last night.
The theater wna filled with n good
crowd anil the crowd enjoyed the play.
It was a popular priced show , and
well worth all that It cost. It is like
ly that the Chase-Lister people will
bo greeted with good houses all week.
The marriage of two former Nor
folk young people , Miss Daisy Martin
and Mr. Roy Read , will take place at
the homo of Mlas Martin in Atchison ,
Kan , tomoirow. Mr. Read , who Is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. James C.
Read of Norfolkis now in business
and doing well in Chicago. He
was In Norfolk yesterday visiting
his fatltci , and left on an early train
this morning for Atchison. He was
accompanied by his friend , L. P. Paso-
walk. F. E. Davenport has also gone
to Kansas to bo present r t the cere
mony , Miss Martin being his sister-
in-law. Mrs. Davenport Is there now.
Miss Martin formerly resided tn this
city for a number of years and Mr
Read had been a Norfolk boy all his
life until a few years ago.
The heavy snow that has covered
this section of the northwest during
the past two days , has brought a
spell of March weather that tends to
knock all of the life out of the spring
that bad been promised. Although it
was almost six weeks ago that the
eroundhoir came out and saw his froz
en shadow , there Is little sign yet of
the good old summer tlmo when the
bees buzz in the clover nnd the air
quivers above the cornfields. It was
bad enough to have to live through
six more weeks of the thing , and the
people are ready for an end. All
things can be carried to extreme , and
this cold weather Is one of them. Still
tomorrow may bo a glorious , balmy ,
sunny day for fair. It is March and
tomorrow may bring slimmer.
Use News wnnt ad's. They pay.
They bring results. In n little want
nd you are enabled to reach moro than
2,400 homes every day. Granting
five people to n home , your little ad
is rend by 12,000 persons. Out of 12-
000 persons reached by The News In
a day , there ought to be some one
Interested In what you have to offer.
Fire Loss Settled.
Wo had our stock at cold storage
Insured with W. W. Roberts in the
Glen Fnlls Co. The flro occurred on
March 10 nnd was settled and paid on
March 14 to our satisfaction and we
cheerfully recommend Mr. Roberts
DEATH OF MRS , A , P , DOE
Mother of Mrs. George D. Butter-field
Succumbs Here Today.
Snd bereavement has come to the
George D. Butterfield home on Nor
folk avenue In the death of Mrs. A.
P. Dee , Mrs. Buttorfleld's mother ,
which occurred at nn cnrly hour this
Lnto last fall Mrs. Dee came to
Norfolk for a visit with her daughter.
Some weeks after her arrival here
she wns prostrnted by a severe ill
ness from wiucn sue nnu omy par
tially rallied when she wns stricken
with npoplexy last Thursday morn
ing. Mr. Dee reached Norfolk Friday
Mrs. Doe's girlhood nnd school Mfe
wns spent In Windsor , Mnlno. She
was married there in tho. early six
ties nnd went with her husband to
Davenport , Iowa , whore stio has slnco
mndo her home.
The family will return to Davenport
on Thursday noon's train , where In
terment will be mndo In the family
lot In Oakdalc. Owing to preparations
for nn early departure , no public ser
vices will bo hold here , hut relatives
and Intlmato friends will bo welcome
at the family service at 10 o'clock.
As an advertising medium The
News-Journal Is unexcelled In its ter
HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT
TO BE INNOVATION HERE.
PREPARE FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
Twenty Contestants WIN be In Nor
folk to Try for the Prize In the Dis
trict Declamatory Contest Local
Contest Friday Night.
( From Wednesday's Dnlly.J
The graduating class of the Norfolk
high school will this year Introduce anew
now mode of class exercises at com
mencement , by giving n play Instead
of a program. The play will bo given
In the Auditorium on the night of
Juno 2. It will be in two acts.
Preparations are being made for
the oratorical contest that is to be
held In this city on the night of March
29 when speakers from nil over this
section of Nebraska will bo present.
The local contest to pick n candidate
will bo held nt the Jilgli school build
ing next Friday evening. Miss Linto-
ciim nnd Miss Roxlo Sturgeon will
compete for the honor. The program
arranged Is said to be excellent.
For the district contest the Nor
folk schools will furnish a largo portion
tion of the music , this being the first
time that the Norfolk schools have
been nblo to act in this capacity.
Twenty schools have announced
that they will bo represented In the
oratorical contest , but one rcpresenta
live being allowed to each school.
During the association meeting
Montevillo Flowers , a noted lecturer ,
and Chancellor Andrews of Lincoln
West Point to Come.
West Point , Nob. , March 15. Spe
cial to The News : Harry Thompson
wns selected nt the high school de
clamatory contest held here , to rep
resent West Point at the Norfolk con
test. Mr. Thompson's selection is ,
"Patrick Henry in the Convention of
the Delegates. " A number of candi
dates tried for the place.
L. Webster of Lincoln Is here.
T. Knoll was In Norfolk today frcm
H. C. Mason of Scotland , S. D. , Is
in the city today.
C. S. Nye of Springfield , S. D. , Is
visiting his cousin , S. R. McFarhmd.
Miss Mary Bracht of St. Paul has
arrived In the city to take charge of
the trimming department of the mil
linery store of Mrs. Joseph Schwartz.
Clms. Ulrich of Pierce was in the
city today on his way home from
Sioux City , where he left his daugh
ter , Emma , who will be operated upon
in a hospital there.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Miller of Cole
ridge , who have been visiting their
son , Banker H. J. Miller of this city ,
since Saturday , returned to Coleridge
John II. Hasenpflug of Monoul ,
Neb. , is visiting his son , Henry Has-
onpllug of this city. He will lemaln
during the serious illness of the lat-
ter's little son. There is no Improve
ment in the child's condition.
Mrs. Frank Lamb is very seriously
The West Side Whist club was en
tertained last night at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Burnhnni.
Lelnnd Dean is in serious condi
tion , being ill at the home of his pa
rents on South Eighth street.
H. L. Spauldlng , who was so se
riously ill , has been Improving Jn
condition and has been able to leave
the house on several occasions.
The members of the Totnsen com
edy company , which played here not
long ago , passed through the city yes
terday under a different management ,
enroute to Sioux City to play East
Howard Beymer , the Northwestern
brnkeman who was so severely
crushed about the limbs under car
wheels at West Point a few weeks
ago , is getting along splendidly and
there Is now no doubt that both legs
will he saved. At first It was feared
ho would lose them both.
Today Is the day set for the openIng -
Ing of the Norfolk hospital for the In
sane to Its officers and a few patients ,
and the patients nro expected by train
tonight. There will be nbout fifteen
or twenty In the first lot. Superin
tendent Alden of Pierce and Steward
Peters of Stanton have arrived.
Geo. H. Spear yesterday morning
started out on his first trip ns the
traveling ropresentntlvo of L. P. Lar
son & Co. of Fremont. He will con
tinue to call Norfolk his home and
will have the northwest territory for
the firm , heretofore covered by B. II.
Aronson. Mr. Aronsoh will leave for
Casper , Wyoming , next week , where
ho will engage in the wholesale liquor
A drenching spring fell over this
section of the country today , soaking
the four inches of snow thnt had fall
en previously during the week to such
an extent that , with a little warmer
weather , rivers will again run full.
A disagreeable slush has been formed
underfoot , clouds gloom the sky nnd
the dny Is , withal , a rnro ono of March
brand that is altogether unpleasant
The Chase-Lister repertoire com
pany arc making good and their play
last night , "Tho Curse of Gold , " drew
a big house which was well pleased.
The specialties Introduced are espe
cially clever and are making a hit.
The company played to big houses
hero In the fall nnd tholr patronage
this spring Is equally ns good. They
nro hero nil the week. The company
IB ono of actors.
The big stock sale of C. S. Inkloy ,
who Is now preparing to go west fern
n time , wns ono of the most successful
over hold In the county. Mr. Inkloy
wns well pleased with It. Col. T. D.
Preece , of Battle Creek , who did n.
portion of the auctioneering' , comes Infer
for high prnlso nt the hands of Mr.
Inkley. CcAvs sold for $35 to $10 ;
hogs ns high ns $50 , $40 , $45.50 , and
down. In tlio vntinir stuff , ns Inw nfl
W. W. Hnrvoy and brother of South
Sioux City , Nob. , have arrived In Nor
folk and will Install a new Institu
tion In the city in the way of a school
for ladles' tailoring. They hnvo
leased n suite of rooms In the Elseloy
block for the business. They nro In
the business of establishing such
schools In various cities and W. W.
Harvey , who hns rented n home , will
reside in Norfolk for n year at least.
'Drossmakeis are no > averse to these
schools as It Is said that the bane of
their existenc is securing efficient --J
help for the trade. *
Conductor Frank Dolnn , n wull
known Northwestern railroad man of
Norfolk' , was badly Injured on his
train the cast-end local , yesterday
afternoon nt Becmer , Neh. in a Jolt
which threw him against the window
of his caboose with such force that
three ribs were broken Mr , Dolnn
was brought to his homo hero In the
evening nnd is resting is comfortably
as could bo expected. Ho was attend
ed by Dr. P. H. Sailer , company sur
geon. The train had broken In two
parts nnd when the rear section
bumped into the cars ahead , the jar
threw Conductor Dolan heavily
against the side , crushing his ribs In.
A very ornery hobo , with a huge
Jag nnd one wooden leg , dropped into
town the other night , mndo himself
obnoxious and was arrested by Of
ficer Pilger. In making the arrest It
was necessary to use a club nnd use
it with force , the officer battering the
bum about the head before the tramp
seemed to realize that the blue-coat
meant business. Yesterday morning
the fellow was given an opportunity
to get out of town , but instead of go
ing as ho agreed to do ho simply
walked out a railroad track and re
turned by road. He was again ar
rested and this morning , In the wind
and the rain nnd the snow , was set
at sawing wood for the city. He is
on the water wagon at the jail , with
a llttlo bread thrown in now and
Some of the houses and the resi
dents in the neighborhood of the cold
storage site are in a good way to be
ing smoked to a bright seal brown
in the course of time. The volume of
smoke coming from the ruins shows
no decrease and the air has been so
neavy mat most or it is forced to the
ground to the Inconvenience of the
people of the neighborhood. If they
considered that hams would bo safe
from thieving gentry some of them
would be tempted to hang them to
the eaves thus saving the bother of
maintaining a smoke In a barrel or In
dividual smoke house. There does
not seem to bo much fire except deep
in the center of the ruins where the
fire is probably burning the timbers
of the basement and lower structural
Curtis W. Llndlcy and wife of New
York City /entertained the Norfolk
high school last evening w'th ' "The-
Merchant of Venice" from 4 o'clock
to 5:30 : , Mr. Llndlcy following with
a talk on the American Indian , of es
pecial interest to the grammar de
partment and their studies of Hiawa
tha. More than 200 of the students
listened to the lectures. Mr. Lindley
sayn that In his thirteen years of
experience , during which he has vis
ited 2,000 high schools ho has found
no high school In the United States
that excels the Norfolk schools in
quality and accomplishment , size of
the town considered. He finds that
the teachers from the superintendent
down hold the heart interest of the
pupils and are able to accomplish
wonders with them. MV. Lindley has
visited the high schools at Kearney
Grand Island and Fremont In Nebras
ka and finds that the Norfolk schools
are unexcelled even In larger towns.
"Magnificent" Is the term used by
Mr. Lindley In expressing his admira
tion for the Norfolk schools. From
hero Mr. and Mrs. Lindley go to Santee -
tee agency where they have a special
lecture on natural history to give to
the Indian school children.
Very Low Excursion Rates to Denver ,
Colorado Springs and Pueblo , via the
Northwestern line , will bo In effect
from all stations January 7 , 8 and 9 ,
1905 , with favorable
return Hmltg , on
account of annual conventions , Na
tional Live Stock and Wool Growers'
associations. Two fast trains through
to Colorado dolly , only ono night For
full Information apply to agents Chicago
cage & Northwestern R'y.
"I can't got a girl , " cries the de
spairing housekeeper. A wnnt nd In
The News gets the gin , restores sun-
shlno in her soul , cheerfulness In her
homo nnd hnpplnesn In her husband
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