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Tllli NOKb'OLK WKKKLY NEWS-.JOUHNAL : PIUDAY , NOVEMBER HO , 190G.
LITTLE FIVE-YEAR OLD GIRL
SHE WAS PLAYING WITH FIRE
Tiny Daughter of Fred Luebe , Who
Lives Five Mlkfl North of Pierce ,
Playing In Plo Pen , Caught Fire nnd
Died Within Half an Hour.
IMureo , Noli. , NHV. lI-Special ! to
Tlio NOWB : 'I'ho Illllo live-year old
daughter of Fred Luobo , who llvos
nvo inllim north of town , WIIH Jninii'd
to ( loath jtiHl before noon ( odiiy.
Tlio child was pholng with llro In
a pig pun. In some inannor the wind
caught tlio Iliiini' , Mow 11 upon nor and
ttlui was nl once enveloped In llamo.
Her burim woio HO novoro that HIO !
succumbed within half an hour.
YALE WINS FROfM HARVARD , 6-0
Sons of Ell Claim Championship of
Country Chicago Beat Nebraska.
The football season for 1000 has
practically oomo to an end , nnd It was
n pretty season under the now ruloH.
In Saturday's games Yale practically
established a championship over ( ho
ontlro country by defeating Harvard
0 to 0. Yale had previously benton
every team played excepting Prince
ton , which was a tie score. The blue
team won from Pennsylvania , which
boat Michigan , nnd won from Carlisle ,
which defeated Minnesota. Harvard
put up a worthy contest against the
HOIIH of Ell but Yalo'H superior knowl
edge of the game , with superior team
work and superior Individual playing ,
won the championship.
Nebraska lost to Chicago US to fi ,
but felt that there wan HOUIO glory In
having scored a touchdown. Minnesota
seta failed to hammer out a touch
down on the Chicago team , so that
the cornhuskors found some consola
tion In that. It was the last game of
Captain Eckorsall of Chicago and hu
made the most of It by booting live
goals from the field.
Minnesota only won from Indiana
by a scratch , 8 to 0. The gophers
wore much surprised.
ELEVEN STOOD FOR CONVICTION
AND ONE FOR ACQUITTAL.
WAGNER AND PAPIK ON TRIAL
Charles Papik Claimed That Wagner
Had Gone With Him and Had
Helped Burn the Saloon at Monowl
May 23 Story of the Charge.
Butto. Neb. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : The jury In the case of
Wagner and Pnplk , both of whom are
charged with setting tire to a saloon
at Monowl May 23 , disagreed after be
Ing out twenty-four hours.
Eleven stood for conviction and one
Word was received in Norfolk Mon
day from Butte that the jury disagreed
In the case of the state against Oscar
Wagner , In which ho was charged with
being Implicated in the burning of a
saloon building at Monowl.
Eleven of the jury stood for convic
tion and one for acquittal.
Wagner was formerly a Norfolk
man. Ho was at one time employed
on a farm near hero and once drove an
ice wagon In this city. The saloon
building which burned at Monowl was
destroyed May 23. Charles Pnplk , a
local man at Monowl , was also charged
with Implication. He claimed to lm\e
turned state's evidence and testified
Story of the Case.
Wagner and n man mimed Kromolw
operated a saloon at Monowl. The
village board decided to raise the 11
cense from $500 to $750. The snloot
men objected and declared they wouh
close up. The building was closei
during the discussion as to the license
While the saloon was closed , Wagnoi
went to an Inland town near Monowl
On the night of May 23 the salooi
burned. It was Insured. Charles Pa
plk claimed Hint Kremeier nnd Wagner
nor had paid him $30 to burn the sa
loon and that Wagner had gone will
him to do the job.
The following witnesses went fron
Norfolk to testify In the case : W. F
Sporn , George B. Chrlstoph , Hormai
Winter , Hugo Paul , Julius Hnaso am
William Wagner. Tlio Norfolk wit
nesses had thought that Wagner wouh
The Wagner defense claimed Pa
plk's testimony was worthless and tha
It was persecution.
ROOT'S SPEECH AS THREAT.
London Times Sees International Pol
tics In Secretary's Stirring Appeal.
I ondon. Nov. 21 The Times In ai
editorial article on Secretary Root'
speech at Kansas City notes wit
pleasure that the secretary gave fill
credit to England In the estnbllshmen
of the Mom oo doctrine.
After remarking that Mr. Root see
some danger that other people ma >
get the South American oyster whll
the United States is loft with the shell
the Times says : "Possibly it is no
altogether a coincidence that this stir
ring appeal to the American people. 1
mndr. jiiRt when the American com-
tnlBHloiiorn mo visiting Berlin nnd
mooting Gorman commercial experts
Mr Root may bavo donlrod to Intimate
that tboro are limits to the dlHctwfllnn ,
that oncroachnients upon economic
lines may nnsitmo n character HO subtly
political that the Monroe doctrine
would bo held to apply. "
HOURLY FEAR OF CALAMITY.
Calderwood Dreads a Disaster In
Brooklyn Bridge Rapid Transit.
Now York , Nov. 21. Uecominoiida-
IOIIH made by the Mate railroad com-
Hlon designed to relieve somewhat
he Brooklyn hrldgn crush , found n
tnrtllng echo when Vleo President
'nldorwood of the Brooklyn Rapid
'raiiKlt company , declined that the
ridge WIIH being worked to Its limit
ml that Ills company lived In oxportn-
ii of n great calamltj there.
DIMINUTIVE MAN WOULD WORK
AND HUNT AND FISH.
HE TRAVELED WITH CIRCUSES
Queer Little Man Who Held a Reccp
tlon at Store of Anthes & Smith ,
Tells of His Life , Past , Present and
Future Likes to Shoot a Gun.
"When I got out of this business , m >
Ian now Is to got together a conge-
lal company , organize for presenting
i theatrical pioduetlon , and go on thu
oad ; to Htop at towns where there Is
nonoy and glvo a show ; and to stop
If at towns whuro there Is good llHh
ng and hunting , to enjoy the sport
or a few days ; thus paying our way
H wo go and having a good time all
ho time. That Is my Idea of enjoying
ife. I enjoy hunting and am a good
This Is the theory of the odd little
nan who fills the role of Duster Browner
or the Urown shoo company and who
lold a reception at the store of Anthes
Smith In Norfolk all day Saturday.
Ho was a bit tired after his day's
vork but was cheerful with It all , and
an along In a lively conversation
ibont liln past , his present and his fu
Has High Life Insurance.
The queer little old man , forty-lwt
nchoH In height and forty-six years
if ago , who travels about the countrj
is Buster Hrown and whoso only com
miilon Is his big brown-black hull dog
"Plgo , " carries a life Insurance pro
octlon which Is much higher than that
OHIO by most men three times his-
sl/.e. Ho Is Insured for $15,000 am
remarked , "So you see I am wortl
nero dead than alive to my wife. '
Then , with a twinkle In his eye , "But
von couldn't make her bollovo that. '
Wife ? Oh yes , Buster has a wife
[ low big ? Well , she Is just one lucl
shorter than ho Is and she lives dowr
near St. Louis , where together the >
awn a general merchandise store
Duster hasn't seen her since last Juno
uul Is afraid that ho won't bo able t <
sco her on Christmas although , as ho
loclared with emphasis , "I am put
; lng up an awfully strong light for It. "
Duster niaKes on an average of one
town a day. He lost three days las
week when he came to Norfolk for he
uul to Jump clear up here from southern
orn Kansas and It cost him three days
time. Ho ran through a snow stern
down In that country and expected to
meet a bll'/znrd In northern Nebraska
[ > ut was happily disappointed when he
found the prairies of this state un
touched by the white Hakes.
Was With a Circus.
Buster used to bo with a circus. He
traveled with many of them , always
as the dwarf In the sideshows , am
ended his professional career as a clr
ens man with Sells Bros. & Foropnugh
Then ho went to St. Louis and started
a general store in a rural suburb
Hero ho bought stock from the Browi
shoe company for some time and 11
nally , when that company secured a
copyright to the Buster Brown name
ho was the llttlo man whom they so
looted to carry out the plan. And so
ho hunted around the- streets of St
Louis until ho found a dog that jus
fits the part and Tlgo Is about a
wise a dog as you over saw.
Buster's brothers and sisters are al
normally largo men nnd women , a
were his father and mother. So , also
with the family from which comes hi
wife. There Is no known reason , s
far as ho has over been able to learn
for diminutive people and he says tha
medical science Is thus far bailie
over the phenomenon. Ho Is perfect
ly well , eats well nnd feels all rlgh
all the time. In fact ho was pro
nounced to bo a much better physlca
specimen by Insurance examiners thai
many full grown men.
When he was three weeks old h
weighed six pounds. At the age o
live years ho weighed twelve pounds
His growth was gradual but stead
up to the time ho was twenty-one year
of age , when ho tipped the beams fo
thirty-three pounds. Now ho ha
grown stouter , as other older peopl
do. and ho weighs fifty pounds.
His voice Is that of a child althoug
oven and round. His words arc thos
of a much traveled man , his Englls
perfect and his accent suggesting th
mind and manner of a polished phi
Ho Is a man among men and ha
taken thirty-two degrees In Masonrj
His real name ? "What Is your rea
name , Duster ? " was the qnery.
"I never suffer my real name to g
Into print , he replied. "It would hur
my title of Buster Brown. "
ARE IN THE AIR.
'AST ' WEEK ONE OF PLEASURE
k Large Number of Delightful Affairs
Have Filled the Calendar There
Will be a Football Game and Two
Theatrical Performances Thursday.
IFiom Sntiinlay'H Dully. ]
Tlio odor of' turkey In the oven al-
lost purmentcs the air In Norfolk to
ny and the people of this city nnd ,
or the matter of that , of the whole
nrroundliig country , are preparing for
In1 annual least which will ho the tea-
u iv of next Thursday afternoon ,
'hero will bo many family dinners ,
nany will sit down and eat a hearty
neat when tlio day rolls around.
During the past week things social
lave been gay In Norfolk , Indeed , and
here has scarcely been a breathing
Though not largely attended , the
lerformanco of Mr. Evnrt In "Wo Are
vlng , " Monday night , should have boon
i society event of the week. Tlio com-
mny desiiod to play a return date
lore Wednesday night but other events
jonlllcted. The series of delightful
uirtlcs during the week made It one
f the plensantest that has yet been
town on the season's social calendar.
\nd more good things are coming.
Fr < r nmusomcnt on the afternoon of
Thanksgiving day , nnd In the evening ,
x variety of pleasures offer themselves
o Norfolk. During the afternoon the
ilgh school football team will close Its
oason In a clash with Wlnsido on tlio
oral gridiron at the race track. The
\udllorium management has arranged
or a children's matinee of "Miss
\mcrlca , " said to ho a most delightful
) la > . and many of the farmers from
lie surrounding territory , as well ns
H'ople from other towns , are expected
0 arrive to take In this event. In the
wnlng another performance will be
; lven , which will bo featured more by
ho attendance of a Norfolk audience.
Pleasures of the Week.
Mrs. W. S. Fox pleasantly ontor-
alned a small company of friends at
The West Side Whist club enjoyed
1 meeting Tuesday evening with Mr.
ind Mrs. Jake Damn.
Miss Margaret Barnes delightfully
.Mitortalnod a company of young ladies
it dinner on Thursday evening. Cov
ers were laid for six.
Tlio T. S. G.'s spent a very plcasaul
evening with Miss Ethel Doughty on
Wednesday evening. The next meet
Ing will bo announced later. *
Ono of the largest parties yet glv'oi
In Norfolk was that at which Mr. am1
Mrs. C. 15. Greene and Mr. and Mrs
V. 10. Davenport entertained more than
eighty friends at dinner Friday even
Ing In the home of Mrs. Mary Daven
port. The dinner was prettily served
In four courses , after which six-ham :
euchre became the all absorbing fca
ture of the event. In the game Mrs
John R. Hays won the ladles' high
score prize , a pretty vase , Mrs. Lud
wig Koonlngstoln took the shouting
prize , a beautiful deck of cards , am
Mr. Boas won the gentlemen's hlgl
score souvonlr. The party was oneol
the most enjoyable of the season.
Ono of the leading features of the
social week was the series of two sup
per parties given ! ) > _ Mr. and Mrs. C
H. Reynolds on Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings. The suppers were
served in four delicious courses am
after supper , on each occasion , the
tables were cleared for six-hand en
chre. The parties wore among the
most delightful of the season.
On Wednesday night Mrs. A. J. Dur
land , on a cut , won the ladles' hlgl
score prize , a beautiful plate ; Mrs. E
M. Hnntlngton was awarded the shout
Ing prize , a dainty water color ; and
Mr. Kendall the gentlemen's high score
prize , a handsome deck of cards.
On Thursday evening Mrs. O. B
Salter won the ladles' high score prize
Dr. Mlttelstadt the gentlemen's higl
score prize and Mrs. Holden the shout
Miss Cnrrlo Barge gave a very in
torostlng and instructive talk las
night nt the M. B. church on the mis
alonary work being done by thoQucei
Esthoi circle In different parts of on
country. She told of her visits to Sni
Francisco , the southland and the
mountain regions where Ignorance am
superstition predominate , and of th
great need for workers In these plac
os. A Queen Esther circle was orga
nlzod with six members to start with
Ono mooting will be held every month
and the mission study taken up.
The Norfolk band will give a dance
In Mnrqunrdt hall on Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Buttorflold have
Issued Invitations for a dancing part }
to bo given at Marquardt hall on Fri
Trinity Social guild will glvo a danc
Ing party In Marquardt hall Mo ml a >
night. This was postponed from Fri
Miss Letha Dlakeman Issued Invlta
tlons to a number of friends for a dinner
nor party Saturday evening , to bo fol
owed with n theater party at "A Poor
Kntln Shaw entertained n company
f her "llttlo friends" nt a party Sat-
rdny ovonlng In honor of her friend ,
HHH Anne AtnundRon of Hartlngton.
'Some of the llttlo girls brought their
lolls. Mabel Greene and Ellen Mullen
von prizes In the games. All the lit-
lo girls sat on the floor , nnd tholr sup-
tor , one course of which was little
rested cakes and stick candy , was
nm d to thorn . The llttlo tots , about
wonty In number , greatly enjoyed the
The Wednesday club has Issued in-
Itattons to members of the Womans
Inb for the afternoon of Tuesday , De
cember 1. and to gentlemen members
) f Wednesday club families for the
iilng of December . Mrs. 11. Dear-
) orn of Minneapolis , who so delighted
ho Wednesday club with her parlor
endings a year ago at the homo of
Mrs. D. Mathewson , will again bo with
ho club at this time and during the
iftcrnoon will entertain the Wcdnes-
lay club and their guests In the First
ongrcgatlonnl church parlors. In the
evening the club will entertain the
onUcmon nt a banquet in the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. D. Mathowson , to bo fol
owed by an evening of reading by
Mrs. Dearborn. Mrs. Dearborn Is a
'rlond of Mrs. Mathowson and has
icon secured In this way. Last year
icr rending was from Ibsen's "The
3oll House. " She Is delightfully clov-
) r and her return will bo warmly
The "A Poor Relation" company ar
Ivod to play at the Auditorium Satur-
"Miss America" will hold the boards
iflornoon and evening Thanksgiving ,
todticod pi Ices for tbo afternoon.
Adrian M. Newons will locluro at
ho Congregational church In the high
school lecture course Wednesday even-
The Norfolk and Wlnsido football
.earns meet here on Thanksgiving nf-
"Tho Lost Prince" will be given In
ho Congregational church Tuesday
light by pupils of the Grant school.
Walker Whlteslde's picture appears
on the front page of the Dramatic Mir-
'or ' this week.
MADISON COUNTY MEETING DREW
CROWDS TO NORFOLK.
MANY FROM OTHER .COUNTIES
Prof. Pile of Wayne and Prof. Clifford
of Council Bluffs , Superintendent of
City Schools in That Place , Attend
ed the Meeting.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
The teachers of Madison county held
an educational rally in this city Sat
urdny. W. M. Clifford , superintendent
of the city schools in Council Bluffs ,
addressed the Norfolk teachers In the
morning nt 11 o'clock on the subject
of "Georgraphy. " Following was the
program for the afternoon meeting :
Piano solo Miss Lois Gibson.
Address "Tho True Teacher"
Prof. .1. M. Pile.
Vocal solo Miss Nolle Dlngman.
Address "Use of Concrete Material
In Geography Teaching" W. N. Clif
Vocal solo Reese Solomon.
The teachers of Pierce , Wayne and
Stnnton counties had been invited to
attend this meeting , and a large num
ber of teachers arrived In the city dur
ing the morning.
BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE.
Delegates Here From All Parts of
Baptist delegates from all parts of
northeast Nebraska arrived in Norfolk
during the day to attend the rally of
the Northeastern Association of the
Baptist Young Peoples' union , which
has begun and will continue until Sun
The following program was an
Address of welcome , F. J. Hamilton ,
Response , Mr. Keen , Wayno.
Bible exposition , Rev. Parker
Smith , Wayne.
Sermon , Rev. A. O. Broyles , Plain-
Address by Edward Peterson , Nor
Address by J. W. DeMorrltt , Hart
Paper , Miss Lydla Squires , Norfolk.
Sermon , Rov. Porker Smith , Wayne.
Court Adjourns at Butte.
Butte , Nob. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : District court was ad
journed late Saturday night until Jan
uary 7 , 1907.
Lawyers In the case of J. D. Hallctt
were : On the defense Jennott Tay
lor , Lynch. A. H. Tingle , Butte , H. F.
Barnhart , Norfolk. Mr. Barnhnrt did
not arrive till after the pleas had been
made. For the prosecution County
Attorney Burch , J. A. Davles , Butte ,
S. A. Sanders , Lynch.
Hallett was cleared. Ho shot Col-
llns in a fence quarrel.
Breaks Arm In Mill.
Pierce , Neb. , Nov. 24. Ed Hoeffe ,
working in the mill hero today , caught
In a shafting and broke his right arm.
FARMER WALKER LOST HIS ENTIRE -
TIRE BUNCH OF FOWLS.
OTHERS ARE ALSO VICTIMIZED
Just How the Thieves Get the Birds
Without Any Cackling Is a Mystery.
One Man In City Limits Lost 125
Birds In One Night.
The strange death of thirteen chick
ens In the barn of Walter Molchor ,
olght miles east of Norfolk , brings to
light the fact that chicken thieves
have been unusually active In this sec
tion of the country and right In the
city limits of Norfolk during the past
several months. In no case have the
thieve been apprehended , and the
stealing goes boldly on.
Mr. Walker , who lives at the farm
southwest of town known ns the
( Jeorgo Williams place , was the vic
tim of thieves who stole every last
chicken on the farm. Ho heard no
cackling and no noise , nnd only missed
the fowls next day when ho went to
the barnyard. Ho has spent the en
tire summer In raising a good bunch
of the birds and was somewhat dis
couraged to lose them all hi a night.
One man In the west end of the city
lost 125 chickens In one night.
Others have been victimized in the
same way. The stealing is general.
None seems to bo able to even sug
gest the guilty parties.
It is a mystery how the chickens
are stolen without any noise but it Is
suggested that sulphur Is probably
used to deaden their senses. It Is
thought not Improbable that at the
Melchor farm the dead birds may have
boon killed by the poison administered
In order to deaden their senses and
keep them quiet.
Tom Hlght recently lost more than
100 chickens In the night.
Farmers of That Section Take Steps
to Cope With Horsethleves.
Joseph Meyer , a prominent citizen
of Wlnnetoon , together with others of
that neighborhood , are planning for
the organization of an antl-horsetblcf
association similar to that which has
been organized In Norfolk , and to
work with this and others throughout
northern Nebraska in running down
the gang who are raiding this terri
The movement of organization in
this line is rapidly growing and It
seems probable that within a year the
entire northern half of the state will
be completely covered by members of
this association. With such an orga
nization It will bo a hard job for the
horsethlef to make a raid and get
away. Without organization , as the
farmers and other stock owners of the
territory realize , It Is almost impos
sible to make even an effort to cap
ture the guilty parties. One man alone
can not trail the thieves to any ad
vantage because of the enormous cost
of the work , and unless there is an
association the horsethleves will keep
right on plundering stables of the sec
Even down In New York , where
western people had been led to be
lieve the horscthieves had become a
back number , there are associations
of this sort doing business effectively.
Ed Mapes , who Js in Norfolk on a
visit to C. B. Dili-land , tells of an as
sociation In the empire state which
gets the thieves. A number of riders
are appointed each year by the asso
elation. These riders are paid for
their time. The Instant It becomes
known that an animal has been stol
en , these riders get out and hunt down
the whole country In search of the
The Norfolk association will be glad
to learn of the efforts at Winnetoon in
this direction and will be glad to co
operate In any possible way to make
the organization a success.
Associations are needed In every
county of this part of the state Mad
lean , Pierce , Knox , Antelope , Stanton ,
Wayne , Boyd , Holt , Rock , nnd Greg
ory county , S. D.
HORSE SALE WELL ATTENDED
Big Crowd Bought Many Ftne Animals
at Newport , of Smith Bros.
The attendance was largo at Smith
Bros , horse sale held at Newport , Neb. ,
Nov. 21. Their offerings were of the
good young heavy draft kind ranging
from yearlings to six-year-olds , weights
averaging from 730 to 900 for year
lings , 100 to 1200 for two nnd three-
year-olds , nnd up to 1400 for matured
horses. Buyers were present from
eastern nnd western Nebraska , South
Dakota and Iowa. They had the class
of horses that the horsemen were not
afraid to take hold of ns was shown
by the brisk bidding. Chase & Wells
of Stanton , Neb. , F. E. Gillett of
Alnsworth and Grant Boyd of Johns
town , Nob. , were among the heaviest
purchasers and a number of the pee
pie of the surrounding country took
advantage of the chdnco to procure
some of the good young horses and
purchased freely. They sold In all
about 500 bend. Below Is a partial list
of the sales. Prices given are by the
1 car yearlings ? 30 00
1 car 2-year-olds 67 00
1 car 2-year-olds 78 00
1 car mares r 5 00
1 car geldings nnd mares , light
range 33 00
2 geldings 102 00
1 gelding 97 50
2 mares 77 GO
2 marcs 7300
gelding ij 50
1 gelding J12 T.O
2 geldings 2 nnd 3 years old. . 77 00
2 mares 100 00
2 geldings 2 years old SO 25
1 mare no 00
gelding 93 00
1 gelding 3 years old 125 00
1 mnro , . 70 00
2 mares 100 00
1 gelding 102 50
gelding 85 00
1 saddle horse 70 00
FOOTBALL PLAYER MAY RECOVER
Ncllgh Boy's Condition Threatened
Amputation of His Arm.
Nollgli , Nob. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : Uay Thornton , who was
Injured sometime ago wlillo playing
in a practice ganio of footgall , Is seoin-
Ingly Improving. For n time amputa
tion was feared might bo necessary ,
but now It la hoped that ho will en
tirely recover , oven If his knee re
mains stiff for a time. This Is cheerIng -
Ing news for Ray's many friends.
NELIGH AND WAYNE TO PLAY.
Thanksgiving Fotoball Game at Ne-
llgh Albion Withdrawn.
Nollgh , Neb. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : The Wnyno high school
fotoball team has been secured to take
the place of Albion on Thanksgiving
day at Riverside park. This no doubt
will be thd last game of the season
and a large crowd Is expected to wit
ness the contest between Nellgh and
the Wayne boys.
MRS , BICE GETS DIVORCE
Decree and $3,650 Alimony Granted to
Her by Court at Butte.
Buttc , Neb. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : The divorce case of Clara.
Blco vs. Robert Bice was concluded
late Saturday evening and resulted In
a decree being granted to the plain
tiff. She was also granted the custody
of the two younger children and $3G50
alimony. The oldest boy was given
to the father temporarily , or until the
court may see nt to make further or
ders . The case was very hotly con
The lawyers were Wells and Har
rington of Butte and Prichard of On-
awa , Iowa , for the plaintiff , and Tlnglo
and Davies for the defense.
JOSEPH K. SCHMIDT OF VERDI-
GRE PASSES AWAY.
HE WAS PROMINENT CITIZEN
As the Result of a Cold Contracted
During the Severe Hall Storm In
Knox County Last Summer , Mr.
Schmidt Succumbs Suddenly.
Verdigre , Neb. , Nov. 20. Special to
The News : This community was in
expressibly shocked when the news
flashed through town that Jos. K.
Schmidt had died at 3:30 p. m. Mr.
Schmidt's health had not been robust
since last June , when this vicinity was
visited by the frightful hall storm and
awful downpour of rain. At that time
the rain threatened to flood Mr.
Schmidt's implement house and in his
efforts to turn the stream away from
his buildings he was compelled to go
Into the water , from the effects of
which he contracted a cold from which
he never recovered. His condition
was not considered serious , howe\er ,
until last Thursday when he had three
fainting spells In quick succession.
From that time until the end he grad
ually grew worse but was conscious
until the last moment , and died peace
fully and painlessly , surrounded by his
wife and children , with the exception
of Mrs. Clias. Holtman of Norfolk , who
was unable to be present on account
of the Illness of her baby.
Mr , Schmidt was born on the 30th
of November , 1851 , and would have
been flfty-flve years old had he lived
until the 30th of this month. Mr.
Schmidt was married to Miss Anna
Haman , at Dow City , Iowa , In 1S7C ,
and four children were born to them.
Mrs. Schmidt died in the latter part
of November , 1890 , and Mr. Schmidt
was married again In 1898 to Mrs. Li-
huso Laushman , by whom and his four
children , J. J. , W. R. , Mrs. Chas. Holt-
man and Mrs. Fred Sandoz , he Is sur
Mr. Schmidt was a member in good
standing of three fraternal societies ,
namely : Z. C. B , J. , Modern Woodmen
of America and the Woodmen of the
World , In all of which ho was insured.
Ho was a prosperous business man ,
public spirited and had the good of
the town at heart in fact , was always
n leader in anything tending to pro
mote the welfare of Verdigre , Knox
county , or the state of Nebraska. The
funeral , which will bo held Tuesday
morning , will be'conducted by the
lodge Blla Hora , nnd the interment
will bo made In the Z. G. B. J. ceme
NEW CORONERJN ANTELOPE J
Dr. W. F. Conwell of Nellgh Is Appointed - r
ed to Succeed Fletcher.
Nellgh , Neb. , Nov. 2C. Special to
The News : Dr. W. F. Conwell of No
llgh was appointed county coroner to
fill vacancy caused by the resignation
of Dr. W. G. Fletcher of Orchard , who
was elected representative of the
Twenty-first district at the recent elec
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