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IM1M VVIf.WK'r.Y NTH vVS..inmtM AtIOR1HAV AIAIiniT 1
COMMERCIAL CLUB APPOINTS A
COMMITTEE TO ACT.
TO SOUND RAILROAD FIRST
Directors of Commercial Club Appoint
ed a Committee to Call Upon Gen
eral Superintendent S. M. Braden
to Discuss Union Depot Possibilities
IFrom Tuesday's Dnlly.l I I
The matter of securing a union - l
pot in Norfolk has been taken up by .
the Norfolk Commercial club and a
committee was appointed to call upon
General Superintendent Braden of the
Northwestern at an early date for the
purpose of learning what attitude ho
will take regarding the question. Mr. j
Hoffman and Mr. Mnthowson were soC
looted ns this committee and thev will
probably visit Mr. Braden at his of
fice tomorrow nornlng to discuss the
possibilities of the matter. It wns
considered by the club directors that
Ihe possibility of Inducing the North
western railroad to run Its mainline
trains up town Is a most Important
feature of the situation , and therefore
this will bo the first point Investigat
The matter of a secretary for the
Commercial club was not settled and
the matter Is still entirely indefinite.
A Plan That Will Help.
A plan that is contemplated to help
the city and the people living around
Norfolk , alike , was brouglit before the
club by Mr. Uutlerfleld , who has re
turned from the state meeting of Ne
braska Commercial clubs. This plan
Is that all of the merchants and busi
ness men of the city , during the com
ing summer , shall pay a visit to all of
the farmers around Norfolk , thus get
ting better acquainted with Norfolk's
friends in their own homes. The plan
is that the merchants and business
men shall all go together for this visit. '
The matter of legislation to help
the city was left with Mr. Burnham ,
nnd he was given power to secure any
help from the city that he may deem
essential in carrying out the plans
along legislative lines which are con
templated to benefit the community.
Drop Church Matter.
The directors decided to drop the
matter of attempting to co-operate
with the congregation of-the St. Paul's
Lutheran 'church so far as the loca
tion of their new building is concerned ,
as it was not desired that anyone
should think that the club wished in
any way to interfere with plans of the
Mr. Butterfield was appointed , to
gether with the secretary , as a com
mittee on good roads and the matter
of better highways will be investi
WOULD BE SIMPLE SOLUTION.
It Was Thought Union Depot Would
End All Depot Controversy.
Several business men about the city
have asked The News whether or not
there was any motive which prompted
this paper to not print the name of
the "business man" who suggested
that now would be a good time for
Norfolk to seek a solution of the de
pot matter by way of a union depot ,
bringing all trains up town. There
was no motive excepting the fact that
the business man referred to was
connected with this paper , the Idea
having suggested itself to W. N. Huse.
editor of The News , when the supreme
court adjourned without giving a de
cision on the street closing matter. '
For the simple reason that It was the
paper's editor , the name was not giv
en , but rather than have anybody
think that there was any real motive
behind it , Mr. Huse is willing to pub
licly .assume responsibility for the sug
gestion and to further state that ho
believes that it is a matter' which
ought to be taken seriously by Nor
folk and worked out with serious In
The fact that no decision on the
street closing matter was rendered ,
recalled the controversy under which
the city has been laboring for a year
regarding the vacating of Phillip av
enue. A number of citizens living in
that section of the city have protested J
against the closing of the street for .
.the reason that It would block an lm- I
portant thoroughfare now traveled
much by children enronte to school
and by many enroute to several
churches on the street. 1
It was believed that this controver
sy would not die out with the court
decision , nnd that there would bo bit
terness engendered if the depot were
And the thought came that , by ,
means of a union depot , the whole
matter could bo settled simply and
wilth everybody well pleased. The
old plan of buying a right of way east
of town and swinging the Northwest
ern tracks Into the city by way of the
M. & O. track , joining east of the
bridge , was revived , and the plan was
put forward. It would mean a great
advertisement for Norfolk and would
bring the headquarters into the heart
of the buslnpss section.
While It Is true that not much en
thusiasm was shown by former-Gener
al Superintendent Hughes over such
a plan , It Is equally true that the now
general superintendent , Mr. Draden ,
might view the matter differently and
It was considered at least worth an
effort on the. part of the city at this
time , while the depot matter Is unsettled -
settled and Just at a time when all
depots in the town really need re
It Is believed that a union depot
would bring Norfolk and the railroads
who form so vital a factor of this
city' * Industrial life , Into closer loitch
with one another , to the mutual hen-
Hit of both parties , and It ! H believed
that there Is no reason why both Gen
eral Superintendent Rrndon and SuperIntendent -
Intondont ' ' Reynolds should not see a
railroad benefit In the matter , and thus
co-oporate with the city In securing
this t much desired change.
ALL FAVOR UNION DEPOT.
Business Interests of the City Unani
mously for Union Station ,
Norfolk business men unite enthu
siastically In the plan just taken up
by the Commercial club for the effort
to secure a union depot In this city.
All agree that It would be worth the
cost of the right of way east of town ,
if 1 the Northwestern can bo Induced to
bring trains up town , and all will he
very greatly Interested In the report
brought back by Mr. Hoffman and Mr.
Mathowson after their conference with
General Superintendent Hradon ,
"I would bo willing ot give $100 to
ward the plan , " said 15. N. Vail. "I
believe It would bo the best thing Nor
folk hns gone after In a long time. "
Another man said that he could see
where many 9ther benefits , both In a
civic nnd business way , would result
from the union depot.
"Norfolk Is eminently n railroad
town , " said a professional man. "Wo
depend very much upon the railroads
for our prosperity. It would be better
for Norfolk and bettor for the rail
roads to get closer together and a
union depot would accomplish the pur
pose. Harmony will help us both. It
wns unfortunate that the Northwest-
em's main line depot was not built up
town originally ; both for the railroad
and for the town , lint that Is gone
by and I believe that It would be a
great thing from either viewpoint to
get together on the proposition. It
would bring the olllclals closer to ns
and work to the benefit of all parties. "
CITY ATTORNEY WEATHERBY
SUSTAINS MAYOR'S OPINION.
WILL ACT AT NEXT MEETING
A Majority of the Resident Holders of
Property Between Bridge and Sev
enth Street May Legally Petition for
Paving of That District.
City Attorney Weatherby sustains
the opinion of Mayor Friday that a
majority of the resident property hold
ers between the bridge east of First
street on Norfolk avenue , and Sev <
enth street , form a legal majority to
petition for the passage of nn ordi-
nnnce requiring the entire district to
The decision of the city attorney has
not yet been submitted to the mayor ,
but this will be the substance of the
decision , according to a statement giv
en by Mr. Weatherby to The News.
This decision will have an Import
ant bearing upon the paving ordinance
which the city council will probably
Mayor Friday has stated that he
will help along an ordinance providing
for the paving of this entire section ,
and a majority of the resident proper
ty holders between the bridge and
Seventh street have already signified
their wish that the district be paved ,
by signing a petition which wns filed
last week by Mr. Dnrnham with the
city clerk. Action will probably be
taken , it is said by Mayor Friday , at
the next meeting of the council , a
week from Thursday'night.
COMMEND INSANE HOSPITAL.
Superintendent of Nurses in Omaha
Pleased With Institution. '
Miss Blnckson , superintendent at
the Clarkson hospital , Omaha , accom
panied by Miss Dorsey , who is in
charge of the nurses' relief associa
tion in Omaha , have spoilt two or
three days at the Norfolk hospital for
the insane , getting acquainted with
matters of Interest in connection with
the work done by and offered to nurs-
es in this institution. The Norfolk Insane -
sane hospital is now affiliated with the
Clarkson hospital as a training school ,
work done here being credited to the
nurses In their course of study look
ing to a diploma.
Miss Blackson was very much
pleased with conditions found here
and stated that the scope of work wns
very large. She expressed the view
that young women learning to become
professional trained nurses were get
ting very excellent training under Superintendent -
NEEDED NO OPERATION.
Frank Dederman Is Improving With
out Aid of a Knife.
J. F. Dederman has returned from
Rochester , Minn. , where he accompa
nied his brother , Frank , to the St.
Mary's hospital. Mr. Dedermnn
thought that he would need a surgical
operation for kidney trouble nnd. he
looked badly when ho left here but
the Mayo surgeons declared that he
was in no need of a surgical operation
and that medicine will do more for
him than a knife. They are treating
him in the hospital there and his
brother says that , when he left Roches
ter , the patient was already looking
and feeling much better , being now
able to eat well and sleep at night ,
a luxury quite unknown to him for
some time before ,
Classifying want ads. was one of
the biggest steps toward the "simple
THEY FINISHED NEW DALLAS ON
PREPARE FOR ANOTHER RUSH
Old Dallas Was Left High and Dry on
the Prairie With 'No Depot to En
liven the Scene , co the Town Was
Picked up Bodily and Moved ,
The Jackson brothers , three nous
of ox-Governor Jackson of Iowa , nro
the founders of the town of Now Dal
las , S. D. , which bids fair to rival
Bom'stool's lively days when the now
Trlpp county portion of the Rosebud
reservation Is thrown open for settle
ment. Ernest , Graydon and Frank
Jackson are members of the firm ,
Jackson Bros. , who have established
this town n half mlle from the edge of
the million-aero tract which is to bo
thrown open by the United States gov
ernment to settlement by the white
man a year from the coming spring.
The Jackson brothers were former
ly located at Fairfax , wheic they
fought loyally for the Interests of that
town when the crowds went to Bone-
steel. Later they established the town
of Dallas out on the reservation. C.
B. Salter of Norfolk and later Dr. F.
G. Salter were both pioneers of Dal-
las. , They hoped for a railroad. But
the fates decreed that steel should
point another way and Dallas was left
high and dry on the prairie , with no
depot to enliven the cceno.
So Dallas was moved. The town
was picked up bodily and rolled along
the plains of Dakota , on wheels , tt > Its
now site , five miles the other Bide of
Gregory and a half mile from the lands
which , by virtue of the bill just passed
in congress , made possible by Major
McLnughlin's treaty with the Slonx ,
are to be thrown open for settlement
early In 11)08. )
The Jackson boys went to Fairfax
from Des Molnes , where their father ,
who has many friends here , wns gov
ernor of the state of Iowa. They liked
the west and have stuck to it for a
number of years. Last year Ernest
Jackson , while ho nnd Mrs. Jackson
were visiting in Fairfax , lost their
home 1 at old Dallas by a lire which , It
is thought , must have been set.
During the rush days in Gregory
county Horton Munger of Omaha , son
of Federal Judge Mnnger , spent the
summer with his slstor , who is Mrs.
Ernest Jackson. The federal judge's
son enjoyed the rush nnd spent spare
moments in "spieling" for a midway
It was said when Gregory county
was opened that there never would be
such another rush. But here , lour
years afterward , conies a rush which
promises to rival the first.
Mrs. Elliott has returned from Oma
Dr. R. C. Simmons was in Plalnview
H. R. Ward left for Chicago yester
W .M. Sloan of Columbus Is In the
C. D. Weyglnt was In the city yes
H. B. Pearce was over from Wayne
W. E. Powers was down from Pierce
I. W. Alter of Wayne wns in Nor
C. E. Fraser was over from Madi
C. Slaughter was down from Bone-
Arthur F. Mullen was a Norfolk vis
itor ' on Wednesday.
B. C. Dorrls was in Norfolk yester
day from Plalnview.
W , T. Moore of Nellgh was a Nor
folk visitor yesterday.
C. D. Van Vleck of Clearwater was
in Norfolk yesterday.
A. L. Nordln of St. Paul wns a Nor
folk visitor yesterday.
Wenzcl Hlershe of Scotts Bluff was
in the city yesterday.
R. J. Roush was a , clty visitor yes
terday from Elm Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. N. I. Owens are visit
ing relatives In Missouri Vnlloy.
Dr. J. C. Myers made a business
trip to Hoskins Tuesday morning.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Gus Lemke were Nor
folk vlstors yesterday from Wisnor.
Mrs. D. S. Bullock leaves for Har-
Ian , Iowa , in the morning , for a visit.
The dance given by the band boys
In Marqunrdt hall last evening , though
not as largely attended as some of
their former dances have been , was a
very enjoyable affair.
The last number of the High School
lecture course will bo given this evenIng -
Ing In the Congregational church.
John B. DoMott , of wide reputation ,
will give his lecture on "Harp of the
It is reported that both Nebraska
senators favor Attorney Tom Munger
for the appointment of federal judge ,
to fill the position that has just been
created by the now federal judicial
H. M. Mclntyre was a Norfolk vis
itor yesterday from NoJIch.
A. J. Romlg of West Point was In
Norfolk on business yesterday.
J. S. McNnbb and daughter of
Crelghton were Norfolk visitors yes
C. K. Durham of Fairbury was
transacting business In the city yes
George E. Schiller returned from
Central City last night. Ho expects to
remain In Norfolk for a couple of
Mrs. A. D. Howe and her guest , Mrs.
Bush of Bloomflold , went to Stanton
this morning to upend the day with
Mr and Mm. J. J. Lcllc.
W H. Dlekornon and wlfo. Lula Sher
man , J. I ) , Aljjor and Ola U. Alger
were here from Wnyno ever night , re
turning WodnoHdny morning.
Mrs. Porry'H niothur , Mnt. Shonon ,
Is quite ulck.
Coonoy Campinan nilurnod from
Fremont last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Eccles , who 1mvo
boon | visiting Hob EcelcH and family ,
returned to tholr homo In Iowa today.
Llttlo Orvul Wlor In qullo sink.
Two baggage cars of Urn Southern
1'nclflc railroad woiu In UHO on No.
5 hist night going west on I heir way
to Fort Robinson.
Art Slim has given up his position
and will start for San Francisco In a
Mr. Kuras Is moving his family
heio from Chndron. They formerly
Harry Wright of Lindsay has moved
his family hero and taken rooms with
Ray Saterleo began work In Un
round house yesterday.
Mr. Noonor and family of Lincoln
arc moving Into Mr. White's houno on
Mrs. Mlle Perry and Mrs. John Wil
liams returned homo from their visit
at Missouri Valley last evening.
Mrs. Will Ellcnwood made a trip
with Mr. Ellonwood to Omaha yester
Fred Peters returned homo from
Casper , Wyo. , yesterday , where ho has
Will Keaton of Fremont was In the
Junction on business yesterday.
Mrs. Frank Lindsay Is visiting with
her parents in Crolghton and Frank
and Al. are batching.
Howard Boomer wont'to Lincoln yes
terday on business.
Charley Strickland , an old tlmo en
gineer or Norfolk , spoilt yesterday
with the boys , on his way homo to
Chndron from Fremont.
Mrs. B. P. Plppon and daughter ,
Miss BOSH Williams went to Omaha
this morning on business.
Mr. Jeffries of Ijiurel , who is visit
ing at , the homo of his father-in-law ,
J. Salzwedle , is sick.
Roy Mulertz has so far recovered
from the Injuries ho received by fall
ing off a horse as to bo able to bo at
BECOMES FARM LOAN INSPECTOR
FOR FOUR YEARS.
FOR PRUDENTIAL LIFE COMPANY
Prominent Norfolk Man Will Leave
This City June 1 to Make His Home
In Kansas City , Entering on New
Work Will be Greatly Missed.
IFrom Wednesday's Dnlly. ]
E. H. Tracy , who has Just returned
from a trip to Newark , N. J. , and Now
York City , has accepted the position
of farm loan inspector for the Pruden
tial Life Insurance company for the
territory of Nebraska , Iowa , Missouri
and Kansas , with headquarters In Kan
sas City , Mo. , after June 1. Mr. Tracy
has for a number of years been a mem
ber of the firm , Tracy & . Durland , and
also n member of the Nebraska Real
Estate Corporation of Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy will leave Nor
folk as soon as school Is out and their
daughters have finished the present
term , In the spring. They have lived
in Norfolk for more than a score of
yeais and have a very large number
of warm friends here who will greatly
regret their departure but who will
join in congratulating Mr. Tracy upon
ills appointment to the Important po
sition that he goes to accept.
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy have been prom
inent in the social life of the city and
they will be genuinely missed. Mr.
Tracy fo rmore than twenty years has
been prominent In the business life of
the town. He wns formerly captain
of company L , Second Nebraska , the
Norfolk militia company and afterward
became a majoi in that regiment dur
ing the war with Spain.
HENRY OLTMAN , SR. , ON TRIAL
CHARGED WITH HORRIBLE CRIME
The Old Man , Who is on Trial for In
cest Committed With His Daughter ,
Comes Into Court in Beastly State
Stanton , Neb. . Feb. 27. Special to
The News : . The preliminary exami
nation of Henry Oilman , sr. , on the
charge of incest committed with his
daughter , was begun yesterday morn
ing before County Judge W. P. Cow
an. Two witnesses had been exam
ined when the adjournment for the
noon hour was taken , nnd the defen
dant was committed to the county jail.
On reconvening of court it was an
nounced that parties unknown had
conveyed a bottle of alcohol to the
accused nnd that he wns In a beastly
state of Intoxication. His attorneys
thereupon applied for n continuance
the ground that the condition of Oil
man was such that ho could not be
given a "fair trial. " This motion ,
which was over Uio objection of Conn
ty Attorney Bberly , wns sustained nnd
the examination thereupon was con
tinned until the 27th at 0 o'clock a. in.
ALLOTMENTS BEING TAKEN IN
A THOUSAND CLAIMS HANDLED
The Government Will Have to Get
This Number Out of the Way Before
the County Can bo Opened for Set
BoncHloel , S. D. , Fob. 27.Sieclal |
( o The News : A great many of the
ludlaiiH who aio entitled to allotment"
In Trlpp county , thai portion of ( ho
HoHoliuil reservation HOOD to bo
opened ! , nro now busily engaged In se
lecting I heir allotments , and from
what can bo understood , they are goIng -
Ing to MHO a great deal of caution In
their selection , and not pick all their
land along the crocks an heretofore ,
lint are uolng to take Into considera
tion the fnlnro value of ( ho land and
II Is generally understooil among tlioHo
who seem to ho in the best position to
know that ( hey will chooHo the level
laud IIH near the east line as possible
HO , that they will Immediately bo bone-
filed by the Northwestern extension to
the Trlpp county lino.
From Information that can ho
learned at tills writing II Is generally
understood that there will lie at least
1,000 Indian allotments to bo handled
by the government before the county
can he opened to settlement , lint tills
can lie done very rapidly , an most of
them will locale right off Ihe map.
they having a good knowledge of the
country and consequently the greater
number of the Indians will bo pre
pared to act quickly. *
Most of the allotments to be made
will bo for uiialloted children , but all
Indians have n right to relinquish
their allotment elsewhere on ( ho Rose
bud , and be alloted any quarter they
desire under a provision of the llurko
1)111 ) just passed. A great deal of in-
torcst , is being taken In the pi ogress
of this work , as some are of the opln-
Ion that a largo number of the Indians
of Meyer county , the county located
west of Trlpp county , and on the Rime-
bud reservation will have their allot
ment H changed to Trlpp , However , It
Is not believed this will bo dotio for
the reason that It Is understood the
Indians located In the western part of
the reservation are perfectly satisfied
with their allotments , and they will
not change them unless they are In
duced by Home of the so-called WHO !
heads of the Sioux Tribe.
Already there are not less than a
do/en i Information bureaus doing busi
ness from tills point. They are dishIng -
Ing out information about the Trlpp
county opening. We understand that
the greater majoilty of them are meetIng -
Ing with good success , which goes only
to show the amount of Interest taken
by the public In Uncle Sam's lottery
for tills unexcelled land.
DAUGHTER IS JINISTER'S ' WIFE
Child of Late Nell Bailey Lives In
Pennsylvania The Estate ,
Allen Bailey of Omaha , brother of
the late Lee Bnlley , is In the city to i
settle up the estate of the late Nell
Bailey. Ho will make an effort to he
appointed as heir to the estate but be
fore the property can bo turned over
to him It is said that it will be neces
sary to locate a daughter of Nell Bal-
loy , who Is the wife of a minister In
It Is snld that Nell Bailey , the next
day after Leo Bailey was shot and
killed and Just before she wns strick
en as a lesult of ( lie shock with pa
ralysis , declared that If she should die
she wanted her property to go to
Allen Bailey of Omaha. Tills state
ment , It Is siild , was overheard and
can be proven but the daughter must
be flint found.
It Is isnld that there will bo about
ft00 ! from the cstalc. Some of the
furniture has been sold.
Alien Bailey Is a plumber.
Mrs. Ed. Green of Klrkwood Is sick.
M. E. Smith has returned from a
visit with ills family nt Omaha.
C. B. Chestnut bought the T. J. Lee
residence on Second street.
Joe Gllg bought the quarter section
south of his place known as the Nu
Cnyler & Graham of New York sold
to W , Purdy a quarter section In Kirk-
D. H. Xchnor bought ICO acres In
Newpor' ' precinct from Wharton &
Adams of Omaha.
Rev. E. E. Dillon has recovered from
his late illness and visited this hay
J. P. Spltller of Ewlng looked over
his land in Klrkwood precinct Tues
Dr. E. F. Dodd and twelve other
Odd Fellows visited Stuart lodge In
an all night session Monday.
Mrs .Thomas Cowgcr returned from
St. Joseph , Mo. , whore she made an
extended visit with her sister.
Mrs. M. F. Laughlln has resumed
teaching the art classes here and at
John Menney writes from Stnrgls ,
S. D. , that he has employment on gov
ernment work teaming.
C. M. Thompson and wlfo are at
Gregory , S. D , , since Eunday.
Three of Wm. II. Alderman's chil
dren are 111.
Dr. C. I * Sturdovnnt of Atkinson
was hero Monday to sco Dick Ballln-
gcr's son , who has rheumatism.
F. A. Klnney hauled the largest
four-horse load of baled hay on two
wagons tandem this winter , the load
weighing nine tons , 040 pounds , and
( ho Ini'iionl one wagon load with four
hornoH which weighed llvo IOIIH , 1700
A largo number , of homon panned
heie onioiile ( o ( ho auction at llaHHolt
A. M Hammer and John Thompson
wont ( o lliiHHell Tiiowluy.
.1 , M. llMMHetl loturned from Month-
orn MlHHourl Tuesday.
RANDALL'S BILL LOST.
Regents Will Not be Required to Sell
Text Rooks nt Cost.
Lincoln , Nob. , Fob. 127. Special to
The Nowii : Senator Randall liml out
today In hln attempt In PIIHH a hill male-
Ing It a criminal olfoiiHo or iejenln ; of
( ho Hlato university not In neil text
okH ( o HludotitH at eiiMl. The menu
lire WIIH ludollnltoly postponed.
WANTS REDS TO PAY TAXES.
Memorial r to Government Regnrdlnn
Tliurston County Lnnds.
Lincoln , Neb. , Fob , 27 , Special to
I'lio NOWH : Senator WlllHo today In
troduced t a memorial asking the gov
eminent to compel Indians In Thuw
ton county to boar their itlinre of tax-
on. The memorial alleges ( hat 110
out < of 120 sections of land are ox
The liiHiiraiico bill was made a spe
cial order for 2 o'clock this afternoon.
LOCATED HALF A MILE FROM THE
TRIPP COUNTY LINE.
SAME POSITION AS BONESTEEL
Jackson Brothers , Who Arc Promoters
of the Place , Bid Fair to Mnkc Good
on Their Proposition Other Towns
Watch the Situation.
. llnnoHlool , S. D. , Fob 27 Special
lo The News : Since ( ho passing of
the . Trlpp county bill , stock In the now
town of Dallas , located but a half
mlle ' from the line , has gone qulto
above par. A large number of the
biiHliicHS men who at first had no con
fidence In the talk of the promoteiH
are ' now giving credit to at least a part
of ' II , and It Is the general opinion of
most of the conservative ones at the
present , that Dallas will at the time
of the opening of Trlpp county , be
In the same position as wan Honehteel
In the opening a few yearn ago. With
this otnlook. Dallas and Its promote.
cannot help but make good. Most all
the hiiHlncHH men In this Immediate vi
cinity have a desire ( o have their
btiHlnoHS represented In Ihe boom town
and already some of thorn are mak
ing preparations , so that if there Is
anything doing within a Hliort time ,
they will bo able to at least start a
branch store at that point and thus get
some of the profits In the great rush.
The Jackson brothers , who are the
promoters of the town , have not an
> et given any iuformation as to when
they will have their lot sale , but It Is
presumed that they will do nothing
toward this end until the railroad
heads west of Gregory , and then wntdi
FORMER NORFOLK TELEGRAPH
OPERATOR IN TROUBLE.
BABY FOUND DEAD IN SUITCASE
A. F. Olmotz , Who Left Norfolk Two
Weeks Ago and Was Married Next
Day , May be Arrested In Omaha
Charged With Murder of Babe.
[ Froir Wednesday' Dally. )
A. F. Olmotz , a telegraph operator
who was employed in the Union Pa
cific and C. , St. P. , M. < t O. depot in
Norfolk up until two weeks ago , has
been arrested In Omaha charged with
Infanticide. The body of his two-days-
old babe was found packed in a suitcase -
case for shipment. A physician on the
stand testified that when he called to
attend the mother at the child's birth ,
she said she wished It was dead. He
told- her when to feed the babe and
the mother refused. When the physi
cian called next day the child , wns
missing. The mother said that her
luihband had made away with It. A
post-mortem examination showed that
death was due to suffocation.
Mr. and Mrs. Olmotz were only mar
ried a fahort tlmo ago at Emerson ,
Neb. They were married the day af
ter he left here , which was about two
Olmotz has been arrested for flr&t
degree murder and Is In jail at Oma
ha. His wife Is being watched. Ho
was nvjont at Florence for the Omaha
road , being transferred to that point
SLEET STORM , BAD DAY.
Sidewalks Were Covered With Ice and
Many Took Tumbles.
Wednesday was an unusually disa
greeable day In northern Nebraska , a.
drizzling rain that froze ns It fell , add
ing to the unpleasantness of the sit
uation. Sidewalks were covered with
a coating of ice that was dangerously
slippery and many a pedestrian took
a tumble before night.
No matter how much you rend , If
you do not rend nnd , sometimes , an
swer classified advertisements you
are not nn cournnt with the complete
life of the city , nor able to understand
Its minor activities.
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