The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 01, 1907, Page 2, Image 2

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Nineteen Rural Carriers of Madison
County Are to Form an Organlza-
tlon , to be Branch of State and Na-
, tlonal Organizations.
Hurnl route carriers of MiullRon
county hold u meeting In Norfolk yes
terday for the purpose of taking pro-
llmlnnry stops townrd forming n coun
ty organization. There uro nlnotoeii
rural carriers In the oounty , mid BOV-
oral of thorn worn here from other
points. ThlH organization Is to ho a
branch of the Btnto and national orga-
nlzatloiiB. It wan ilutunnlnod to hold
another mooting hero In the nonr future -
turo , at which permanent organization
will ho effected.
John H. lllsk of Ilattlo Crook was
made temporary chairman of the or
ganization , and .1. B. Frank temporary
secretary. Mr. niuk and Mr. Cronk
nro to decide Uxn the date for the
next mooting.
The carriers held their mooting In
the federal hnlldlng , where they enJoyed -
Joyod n lunch Horved for them at the
Instance of John II. Hays , to whom the
carriers gave a vote of thanks.
This In the llrst county In this sec
tion of the fitato to Btart on organiza
tion. Other counties wont , of here
will probably take up organising later ,
as thoBO In the eastern part of the
Htato have already done.
The national organization protects
the Interests of the rural carrier. An
uffort Is being made to Increase their
now very nioagro salaries.
Roosevelt Urges Every City to Provide
Recreation for Them.
Washington , D. C. , Fob. ail. Munic
ipal playgrounds were given a hlg
boost by President Roosevelt and Rep
resentative lloutell of Chicago at a
banquet given by the Washington
Playgrounds association. The presi
dent wrote a letter In which ho asked
that the boy's or girl's Inalienable
right to frolic bo not denied them.
Representative Doutell explained his
bill In congress for the establishment
of more playgrounds In Washington.
President Roosevelt's letter laid
stress on the annual meeting of the
Playground association of America In
Chicago In June. Ho praised the South
Park system of that city As ono of the
most notable civic achievements In the
United States.
The president advised all cities to
make provision at once for play
grounds , lost suitable sites bo obtained
only at Immense cost. As an example
of hindsight ho pointed to Now York ,
where playgrounds recently cost $1-
000,000 an acre.
Close supervision of playgrounds
was urged by the president , for , ho
said , otherwise they foil Into disfavor
and the hands of rowdies. President
Roosevelt's letter , follows :
"I have noted with pleasure the good
work which your association has done
in promoting playgrounds for the na
tional capital. I am specially pleased
with the prospect of congress grantIng -
Ing this year an appropriation for the
purchase of playground sites. I trust
that the bill of Representative Boutcll
will also go through , so that you maybe
bo able to secure sites In the various
quarters of the city now while open
space still exists and before the price
upon them becomes prohibitive.
"Tho plan of playground develop
ment for the district has been so care
fully drawn that 1 hope It may bo
carried out substantially as outlined ,
I regard this ns ono of the most Im
portant stops toward making Washing
ton the model city which wo all feel
that the capital of this nation should
"I have boon pleased to see also that
there Is a new Interest In play and
playgrounds all over the country , and
that many cities that have not pro
vlously taken up the movement In n
systematic way have made a begin
nlng this year.
"The annual meeting of the Play
ground Association of America In Chicago
cage In Juno , with Its attractive plaj
festival and comprehensive study ol
play problems , is sure to Increase this
interest. I trust that all of our largei
municipalities will send roprcsenta
tlvos to this exhibition to gain Inspl
ration from this meeting and to se <
the magnificent system that Chlcagc
has erected In Its sonth park section
one of the most notable civic achieve
ments of any American city.
"The new appreciation of the valui
of play In the development of chlldrei
Is shown In many ways. The physlca
trainers in all of their recent meeting !
have put a now emphasis on the Im
parlance of play and are giving a larg
cr place to It In their work.
"The Public School Athletic leagui
of Now York has organized athletic :
along sane and helpful lines for thou
sands of school children. A niimbo :
of other cities seem about to take U |
this movement. There Is a genera
feeling In our schools and colleges alst
for larger athletic fields and the par
tlcipatlon of n larger proportion of th <
students In athletic events.
"In Germany a largo number o
games have been put Into the schoo
course as a part of the system , thui
extending -the kindergarten methoi
through the elementary school. I :
England football and cricket have beei
a part of the school course at Eton
Rugby , and most of the other publli
mil preparatory schools for nmnj
"In HIP private iichools of this conn
ry similar to these HngllBh schools ,
uch as Lnwroncovlllo , Oroton , St.
'mil's , and many others , play Is also
n-ovldod for In the curriculum. I hope
hat soon all of our public schools will
irovtdo , In connection with the school
mlldlngs and during school hours , the
ilnco and time for the recreation as
well as study of the children.
"Play at present Is almost the only
nothod of physic' ' development for
: lty children. Wo mint provide facll-
ties for It If wo would have the chll-
Iron strong and Inwahldlng.
"Wo have raised the age at which
ho child may go to work and Increased
he millibar of school years. These
hanges Involve Increased expense for
mienis with decruiised returns from
he child. If wo do not allow the chll-
Iron to work wo must provide some
) thor place than the streets for their
elsuro time ,
"If wo are to require the parents to
roar the children at. Increased expense
for the service of the state , practically
without return , the state should make
ho care of children as easy and pleas
ant as possible. If wo would have our
citizens contented and law-abiding , wo
iBt not BOW the seed of discontent In
childhood by denying children their
Birthright of play.
"City streets arc unsatisfactory play-
; rounds for children because of the
langor , because most good games are
tgalnst the law , because they are too
lot In summer , and because In crowded
sections of a city they are apt to ho
schools of crime.
"Neither do small hack yards nor
ornamental grass plots moot the needs
of any hut the small children. Older
children who would play vigorous
nines must have places specially set
aside for them. And , slnco play In n
fundamental need , playgrounds should
10 provided for every child as much
as schools.
"This means that they must bo dls-
Tlbutud over cities In such a way as
o bo within walking distance of every
> oy and girl , as most , children cannot
ifford to pay carfare. In view of these
facts cities , should secure available
spaces at once , so that they may not
iced to demolish blocks of buildings
n order to make playgrounds , as Now
York has had to do at a cost of nearly
$1,000,000 an acre.
"Neither must any city bellovo that
simply to furbish open spaces will se
cure the best results. There must ho
supervision of those playgrounds , oth
erwise the older and stronger children
> ccupy them to the exclusion of the
ounger and weaker ones. They arose
so noisy that persons living In the
lelghborhood nro annoyed ; they are
apt to got Into the possession of gangs
Hid become the rendezvous of the most
undesirable elements of the popula
tion ; the exorcise and play Is loss sys
tematic and vigorous when without su
pervision ; and , moreover , In all cities
where the experiment has been tried
, t has been found that such play-
rounds are not well attended. "
Other speakers at the banquet be
sides Representative Houtoll were E.
B. Drown , United States commissioner
of education , and Henry S. Curtis , su
perintendent of Washington play-
rounds. Cuno II. Rudolph , president
of the association , acted as toastmas-
lor. Ono hundred and fifty guests wore
"A Daughter of Colorado. "
"A1 Daughter of Colorado" drew a
good sized audience to the Auditorium ,
and It was nil audience that warmed
up and gave appreciative applause to
the players , several of whom deserve
special mention. It was a bright and
breezy little play and It was the general -
oral verdict that the audience had got
Its money's worth , and then a little
bit besides. Easily the star of the
attraction was Frederick Bernard ,
playing the role of Ephrlam Mosher ,
who strikes It rich In Colorado and
goes down east to put on a few airs
with his wife and daughter. Mr. Ber
nard Is a man sixty years of age and
he has been on the stage for forty
years. In that time he has played
with a number of excellent companies
and his acting In this pleco Is decid
edly clover. Ho resembles Joss Dan
dy , of Prince of Pllson fame , and
brings down the house in a number of
ludicrous situations. His efforts to
put on a pair of white dress gloves ,
when he gets Into a full dress suit ,
are laughable to a degree. Louis K.
Conaughy , as the young lover , "Dal
las , " was also a player of ability and
It may bo said that ho has a future
before him. Ho spoke his lines na
turally and put Into them the force of
sincerity. He's alright.
Funeral of Miss Crawford.
West Point , Nob. , Fob. 2G. Special
to The News : The remains of Miss
Carlotta Crawford , the oldest daughtoi
of the late Judge Crawford , were laid
to rest Friday In the family lot In
the public cemetery. The death ol
this estimable woman was a greal
shock to the community , where she
was born and grow to womanhood
She was 30 years of ago and unmar
rled. She was a woman of splendid
business training and executive abll
it > and was a constant companion of
her father , the Into Judge Crawford
and assisted him materially In his law
pracilco. She leaves an aged mother
ono sister anil a brother to mourn
her loss.
Members Pledged.
West Point , Neb. , Fob. 20. Special
to The News : At the last session o ;
the Farmers' Institute of Cumlng conn
ty , pledges of membership for the year
1908 were received from flfty-llvo per
sons , comprising the best roprosenta
live clement of the farming commu
nlty of Cumlng county.
The Lenten Season Has Had Its Effect
Upon Formal Events , But There Has
Been Anything But an Empty Cal
endar During the Week ,
[ From Saturday' * Ontly. )
While the Ixmten season seems to
nivo had Its effect upon formal affairs
n Norfolk , none-having been ached-
lied for the past week or the week to
: oino , yet the social calendar has not
hcon altogether lacking In pleasures ,
several Informal affairs having taken
; ilaco during the past fo\v days.
Social Pleasures.
A largo family gathering was hold on
Tuesday at the homo of Mr. L. C. Mil-
tolstadt , the occasion being his birth
day. Dinner was served at 1 o'clock ,
forty guests being seated at the tnblc ,
all of whom were relatives of the host.
The tables were beautifully decorated
with roses and carnations. Before par-
; aklng of the feast , short toasts were
; lvon , first by Mrs. E. Mlttolstadt , Uicn
> y John Bruce of laurel and A. C.
Goltz of Wlnsldo , who related some
of the experiences which happened In
early days , shortly after ho and Mr.
Mlttolstadt came to this country. The
"ostlvltles continued throughout the
lay and In the evening a musical pro-
rain was given. The out-of-town
guestr wore : Mr. and Mrs. John
Jruco and family of Laurel , Mr. and
Mrs. Adolph Mlttclstadt and family
and Gns Mlttclstadt and family of Lau
rel , and A. C. Goltz and family of Wln
sldo. All the others live In Norfolk.
The birthday of Mrs. I. Powers was
: akcn ns an opportune time by her
'rlcnds yesterday for a surprise visit ,
and a number of them arrived at her
lomo at noon , their dinners with them ,
.0 spend the afternoon. Mrs. Powers
was the recipient of a iloral gift from
icr guests. A pleasant afternoon was
Saturday was Miss Faith Johnson's
birthday and a few of her friends
iclped celebrate the event In the af
ternoon. Games were played and a
pleasant afternoon enjoyed , after
which a dainty luncheon was served.
Marlon Johnson entertained the V. G.
club on Saturday evening.
A number of Elks qnjoyed a pleas
ant Informal dancing party at the club
rooms last evening. Among the out-of-
LOWII guests were Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Mlcola of Foster , who will spend Sim-
lay In the city with friends ; C. I. Ber
nard of Lincoln ; B. W. Johnson of
Trinity Social guild met with Miss
Stella Lulkart on We'dnosday night.
A pleasant evening was spent and
quite a lot of sowing done for the
Clarkson hospital. The next meeting
place will be announced lafer.
Last Sunday was the ninth birthday
of Miss Loreon Gow and n few of her
Intimate girl friends were guests at
Sunday dinner In the home of her pa
rents. Mr. and Mrs.V. . J. Gow , In hon
or of the occasion.
The West Side Whist club enjoyed
a pleasant evening Friday with Mr.
and Mrs. Sol G. Mayer.
Mrs. M. A. McMillan entertained a
few friends at dinner on Thursday
The Eagles enjoyed a smoker In
their club rooms last evening.
That City Is Pronounced One of Best
In the West.
Stanton Picket : "Stanton county Is
the great feeding lot , not only of Ne
braska , but of the central west. " Thus
spoke Amos Snyder of the Jackson ,
Snyder Live Stock Commission com
pany of South Omaha , who spent sev
eral days In Stanton during the past
Mr. Snydor's duties with his com
pany takes him to all parts of the
country during the cattle feeding sea
son and when ho talks of live stock
and livestock Interests , ho knows
wherof ho speaks. In visiting the
country when cattle are fed , ho goes
among the men who feed , thus getting
a correct Idea of to what extent the
business is carried on.
Speaking of the feeding done in
Stnnton county , Mr. Snyder said :
"Here I find some of the largest
feeders in the t ost. There are a doz
en or more In Stanton county , who this
winter are feeding from 100 to 1,000
head. Besides these , there are prob
ably 200 men In the county who are
feeding from 10 to 100 head.
"In Stanton county cattle feeding
has brought largo sums of money here.
The word has gone abroad that the
mild and dry winter climate of the
Elkhorn valley makes this location es
pecially adapted to feeding and as n
result , mo're people are bringing their
cattle Into this country each year.
"Tho cattle fed In this locality this
winter , generally have come from the
western ranges and when put onto
corn here , take llesh rapidly. The re
sult of such great numbers of cattle
being fed hero has been a splendid
thing for the farmers who have corn
to sell. Instead of soiling their com
at the elevators , they soli direct to the
feeders , thus receiving fully two cents
per bushel above the market prlco and
a market for every bushel they raise.
"In addition to feeding cattle , most
of the feeders are running droves of
hogs behind their steers , thus greatly
Increasing their Income.
"It Is more than likely that the rich
grasses of the Klkhorn valley has had
much to do with this locality having
been selected as a winter feeding
ground. It IB known that here wild
grass grows In great abundance and
that the quality Is superior to many of
the varieties of tame hay grown In
Kansas , Iowa and Illinois.
"Another thing that makes Stanton
county a desirable feeding ground and
Stanton a desirable shipping point Is
Its nearness to market. Here cattle or
hogs can bo loaded In the afternoon ,
sent out nt night , and bo on the South
Omaha market at the opening next
morning. The run Is so short thnt
there Is HO unloading to feed and water
and when the animals arrive nt the
yards they are In the best possible con
dition , having lost hardly anything by
"As to the future of this locality as
a stock feeding point , I cannot say ,
though I can see no reason why it
should not Increase In Importance.
Most of the men who arc In the busi
ness In the county are enterprising and
pushing fellows. They know they have
a good thing and are going to keep
right on pushing It along. "
M. B. A. Resolutions.
Warnervllle , Neb. , Fob. 23. At the
mooting of Warnervllle lodge , No. CG4 ,
M. B. A. , Saturday evening , February
23 , 1907 , the following resolutions
were adopted :
Whereas , It has pleased a merciful
and all wise Father to call from our
midst our beloved sister , Mary A.
Ranney , and
Whereas , In her death Warnervllle
lodge loses ono of Its most valuable
and exemplary members , therefore be
Resolved , That to her sorrowing and
stricken relatives wo tender our deep
est sympathy In their great and sud
den bereavement.
Resolved , That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of this lodge ,
and n copy of the same presented to
the relatives of the deceased , and a
copy sent to the Norfolk News for pub
lication , and that our charter be
draped In mourning for a period of
thirty days as Indicative of the great
loss our order has sustained in her
Tlllie Green ,
Chas. A. Green ,
F. E. Reed.
D. C. Tenny , Operator for.the Amer
ican Construction Company , Who
Leaves for Central City , Says Auto
mobiles Increase Cost of Gasoline.
[ From Tuesday's Dally.J
The now gas plant In Norfolk has
been accepted by the Norfolk Light
& Fuel company and the American
Construction company shipped its ma
terial from Norfolk to Central City
during the day. D. C. Tenny , who has
been here for more than a month op
erating the now "water gas" plant , has
finished his work and goes to Central
City to install another similar plant.
At Ord another of the same sort Is to
bo built. The company here are
pleased with their new plant and have
accepted It as satisfactory from the
construction company.
Gasoline's Price Cuts Figure.
The prlco of gasoline , according to
Mr. Kenny , Is driving out of business
many of the old style gasoline gas
plants , such as was operated here for
some years. The prlco has raised to
27 cents and it is difficult to get at
that. The demand for gasoline , Mr.
Tenny says , Is so great that It Is not
supplied at any cost In n regular way
and many a town has received Its last
carload with the statement that no
more could be shipped.
"While the trust has this In con
trol , " said Mr. Tenny , "yet I believe
that the price would be just the same
if it were handled by Individuals. Sup
ply and demand regulates the price ,
and with automobiles coming Into use
so extensively , gasoline is becoming
more and more a rare article. The
hist car here came from as far away
as Pennsylvania. "
Ho told of a 'number of plants that
had been put out of business by the
gasoline prlco or by scarcity of that
material. He said that the Norfolk
plant did well to survive the rise In
material and that only a large busi
ness was accountable for it.
The new process renders the firm
free from the worry over gasoline.
Says Roads Will Have to Pay $100,000
Interest , $600,000 Taxes.
Lincoln , Neb. , Feb. 25. Special to
The News : Senator Norrls Brown ,
who aa attorney general for the state
prosecuted the suit of the state of
Nebraska against the Union Pacific
and Burlington railroads , carrying the
case to the United Stntes supreme
court , mid in which it was sought to
compel the roads to pay taxes against
whoso collection Injunctions had been
issued , Is elated at winning'the case.
He says that the railroads will have
to pay $100,000 In Interest on the de
linquent $600,000 In taxes , making in
all , he says , $700,000 that the state
will get as n result of the decision.
City Treasurer Haase Has Just Re
ceived a Letter From a Toledo Brok
erage Firm Giving View on Norfolk
It begins to be apparent that the
Norfolk sewer bonds will have to ho
offered In connection with a greater
commission than thnt which Is already
offered , If they are to bo sold. The
following letter just received by City
Treasurer J. E. Hanso explains the
situation from the viewpoint of the
firms who buy bonds :
Mr. J. E. Haase , Norfolk , Neb. Dear
Sir : We acknowledge receipt of your
letter of the 9th Inst. concerning the
$40,000.00 thirty year 4 % sewer bonds.
In reply will say that after talking
the matter over we concluded thnt n
5 % basis would be about the best we
would care to pay for these bonds
that Is we would take the bonds bearIng -
Ing 5 % Interest or possibly It would
be more advantageous from the city's
standpoint to Issue the bonds bearing
4 % % Interest and make us an allow
ance for blank bonds , nttorneys" fees
nnd expenses , which would be equnl to
n 5 % basis.
There has never > been n time when
the financial situation would warrant
your city selling bonds at as low a
rate of Interest as 4 % . However , three
or four years ago when money was
very cheap you could probably have
sold 4V6s nt a small premium , but ns
you probably know , there has been
such a big -demand for money In all
lines of business in the past two or
three years , particularly In the east ,
that no one feels like buying bonds
unless they can get them on about a
5 % basis , except in the very large
We recently purchased an Issue of
$52,000 city of Omnha , Neb. , 4 % %
bonds at about par , and the city of
Toledo recently sold $100,000.00 worth
of 5 % bonds. Of course the Toledo
bonds are short time bonds , but your
bonds are no better , for as you know ,
under the law they are optional after
five years and have to be sold at this
optional period.
We regret this change In the rates
of Interest more than anyone else as
It affects us more than it does your
city in fact , It practically kills the
Investment business when banks and
private Investors are able to loan their
money at exorbitant rates as they have
been doing in the past eighteen
months , for in these times there is lit
tle Incentive for them to buy 46 and
5 % bonds , nnd the most discouraging
feature is the fact that we are now
nearlng another presidential year ,
which as you know always creates an
unrest In all the large financial centers ,
and so It docs not look as though we
were going to have cheap money
again for a good while to come , for
heretofore , when .there was a strin
gency In the money market here It
was plentiful in Europe , but as you
probably know , both the Bank of Eng
land and the Imperial Bank of Berlin
raised the discount rate this year to
C % which Is a condition that our firm
has not seen In the thirty-six years
that they have been in business , and
so ns above stated , we do not expect
to see bonds 'selling on as low a basis
again for years to come.
We have handled bonds of your city
In the past and should be glad to ne
gotiate with your good people for these
sewer bonds , but If we buy them It
must be nt n rate consistent with pres
ent financial conditions.
If , upon receipt of this letter and
after talking the mntter over with your
finance committee , you would like to
have us send n representative there
to submit a proposition along the line
of selling these bonds benring 5 % in
terest or the bonds benring 4i % in
terest with sufficient allowance to
mnke n 5 % basis , please advise us and
we will have our western representa
tive go to Norfolk within a few days.
Awaiting your reply , we nre ,
Yours truly ,
Spitzer & Co.
Yankton & Southwestern Promoter
Went to Omaha.
[ From Saturday's Dally. ]
Fremont Hill of New York , promot
er for the Ynnkton & Southwestern
railroad company , left nt noon for
Omaha , together with three other men
who accompanied him here on busi
ness for his project. Those who ac
companied him to Omaha were Edwin
II. Van Antwerp of Yankton. n mem
ber of the surveying firm that Is doing
the survey work ; John Holman of
Yankton , and A. A. Kearney of Stnn
ton , an attorney.
Mr. Hill snld while he wns here that
he had come to meet the surveying
corps of twelve men and to get maps
from them. Whether or not they ar
rived has not been learned. It Is said
by one man that they came Into town
at midnight and loft at daybreak for
the south. From inquiries that have
been coming to town , It is certain
thnt they expected to reach Norfolk ,
and It may bo that they will headquar
ter hero for n time.
Railroad Men Say They Will Attempt
Revenge for Legislation.
Chicago , Feb. 23. Railroad officials
everywhere are stampeded by the 2-
cent passenger legislation. Yesterday
two conferences were held , one In Chicago
cage for the discussion of the subject ,
and one In St. Louis.
In Chicago Warren L. Lynch , pas
senger traffic manager of the New
York Central lines west of Buffalo ,
gave out n remarkable Interview ,
warning Illinois that If the people de
mand a 2-cent faro they will certainly
got a " 2-cent service. "
This Interview was loaned after a
conference among the passenger of
ficials of all the Illinois lines , during
which they determined to exert every
possible Inlluenco to defeat the 2-cent
legislation In this state.
This decision closely follows the
lines of that reached In St. Louis , as
told In yesterday's special dispatches.
Yankton & Norfolk Gets TIM March ,
1910 , to Build Structure.
A Washington telegram says that a
favorable report has been made to the
house of representatives on the bill
extending the time of construction for
the bridge over the Missouri river , by
the Yankton , Norfolk & Southwestern
railroad company , to March 1 , 1910.
It Is said that the bill probably will
pass. It has already passed the sen
ate. Senator Gamble Is Interested la
the new railroad.
Part of Omaha Commercial Club Re
sent Board's Action.
A petition is being circulated In
Omaha by members of the Commercial
cial club objecting to the recent reso
lutions by the executive board of that
organization protesting against the
two-cent passenger fare In Nebraska.
The Omaha Commercial club sent res
olutions to the legislature protesting
against this law and now certain mem
bers of the club are out with a peti
tion denouncing the resolutions and
seeking to remove from the Commer
cial club executive board the right to
represent the organization In matters
of this kind.
May Fight Two-Cent Law.
According to n statement In the Lin
coln Stnte Journnl , the Nebraska rail
roads will fight the two-cent rate lu
the courts. The Journal contains in
terviews from various railway men in
which It is claimed that the legisla
tion will stop construction work in the
state , that the rate will either be con
tested In the courts or the freight
rates raised to make up for the loss ,
and that branch lines are not now pay-
One Norfolk railroad man said It
was his opinion the rate would not be
contested. It is claimed by the Union
Pacific that their passenger train be
tween hero and Columbus Is not pay
Bill In South Dakota Is Lost in Favor
of 2'/2c. '
Pierre , S. D. , Feb. 23. The 2-cent
rate was knocked out and the 2cent
rate , when the railroad commission
gets ready to promulgate It , took Its
The Carroll 2-cent rate bill wns
amended by striking out nil after the
enacting clause , and re-enacting the
present law , with 2 % cents , instead of
3 cents , as n maximum , which passed
the house without a dissenting vote ,
after considerable discussion.
The bill forcing telephones to make
connections , with a forfeiture of rights
ns a penalty , was defeated.
The honest caucus law wns wiped
out of existence by being repenled.
Illinois Legislators Plan Legislation as
Result of Pennsylvania Wreck.
Plttsburg , Feb. 2G. "I will never
rjde on n railroad at night again. My
wife was so alarmed when Sam Shu-
bert wns killed In the wreck at Hnr-
risburg in 1905 thnt she asked me
never to travel by night. I promised
her I would not , and the first time I
broke the promise I had a wreck nnd
nm hurt. "
This Is what Samuel Nixon , the vet
eran theatrical manager , said as lie
lay swathed in bandages at the Altoona -
toona general hospital after his ex
perience In the Pennsylvania wreck.
Springfield , III. , Feb. 25. News of
the Injury of Postmaster Fred A.
Busse In the Pennsylvania railroad
wreck started a well-defined movement
hero to bring about legislation that
will minimize disasters of this sort.
It took the shape of n plan to pro
hibit the running of fast trains.
Senator Ixigan Hny said It was
within the province of the legislature
to regulate the speed of trains , both
state and Interstate , within the boun
daries of Illinois. Mr. Busse has many
influential friends In both branches of
the legislature , nnd the opinion Is
freely expressed here thnt this acci
dent will bring home to the state so-
Ions the need of legislative action on
the subject.
Lieutenant Governor L. Y. Sherman
has contended for some time this sub
ject should be taken up before the
legislature and be given serious con
sideration. He is one of those who in
sist thnt fnst trains are not necessary
to the existence of commercial life.
Governor Doneen declared that he
increasing number of disastrous rail
road wrecks may call for special legis
lation In this state.
Material for House Came From Omaha
by Ox Team Forty Years Ago.
West Point , Neb. , Feb. 26. Special
to The News : Charles H. Wilde , sr. ,
ono of the oldest residents of Cum
lng county , celebrated his eighty-fifth
birthday on Sunday. Mr. Wilde is a
veteran of the German army nnd In
this occasion his compatriots gath
ered In great force to help him cele
brate the day. Ho has been a resi
dent of Cumlng county for forty years ,
homesteading east of West Point in
ihe year J8G7. The lumber for the
dwelling house now on the farm was
hauled by ox teams from Omaha.