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MIMNOKFOI.KNIOWR.THUHN A l , FRIDAY. MAHPH Ifi lflH7
FOUR COUNCILMEN ARE PLACED
'CITY CONVENTION DELEGATES
All Four Wards Have Named Strong
Men for Places on the City Council.
No New Developments Regarding
Tuesday' * Daily. ]
Republican nominees for the city
First wnrd. S. W. Giirvln.
Second ward , W. H. Bridge.
Third ward , J. II. Lough.
Fourth wnrd , 1'nt Dolnn.
Hoiiubllcnn ward caucuses , meeting
according to call lust night , selected
delegates to tomorrow's republican
city convention and placed In nomina
tion a candidate for the city council In
each of the four wards of the city.
The caucuses contributed little or
nothing toward clearing the political
situation. Members of the party were
still at sea last night as to finding the
right citizen who could bo prevailed
upon to accept the nomination for
mayor. Among those In attendance
at the several meetings little was said
about possible candidates for offices
other than mayor , save that the sug
gestion of I ) . G. Gentle for city clerk
met with general favor.
The First ward caucus after can
vassing various names placed S. W.
Garvln in nomination as a member of
the city council. The caucus mot at
the city hall and was presided over
by M. D. Tyler as chairman and 15. C.
Gentle as secretary. The following
lists of delegates to the city conven
tton were selected by acclamation : C.
C. Gow , P. II. Suiter , II. J. Cole , .1
S. Mathewson , M. D. Tyler , W. H.
"Widaman , N. A. Huso , D. C. Gentle ,
C. S. Parker , W. P. Logan and G. T.
Sprecher. J. S. Mathowson was chos
en ward commltteeman. Mr. Mathew-
son , who is a retiring member of the
city council , refused to accept a re-
W. H. Bridge received the repub
lican nomination for councilman In
the Second ward. The caucus met In
the law ofllce of Mapos & Hazen. E.
A. Bullock was chosen chairman , W.
R. Hoffman secretary. Councilman A.
H. Klesau was called on and positive
ly declined to consider a renominatlon.
After bringing out several names in an
Informal ballot , the caucus united on
W. H. Bridge on the first ballot for
the nomination of councilman. A. H.
Kiesau was picked as ward committee
man. A committee report nominating
the following men as delegates to the
citv convention was adopted : John
R. Hays , 1C. A. Bullock , W. R. Hoff
man , A. H. Kk'sau , G. D. Buttorfleld ,
A. II. Kiesau , II. G. Brueggcman , W.
H. Bridge , Will Darlington , Martin
Kane , L. M. Gaylord , John Bridge and
, Third Ward.
The Third ward caucus nominated
J. H. Lough for the city council. W.
A. Witzigman was chairman and C. L ,
Anderson secretary of the meeting ,
which was held in the city Jiall. R ,
H. Reynolds was chosen to represent
the ward on the city central commit
tee during the coming year. The list
of delegates to the city convention fol
lows : W. A. Witzigman , J. D. Stur
geon , A. H. Viele , R. H. Reynolds , C.
P. Parish , Geo. N. Beels. V. V. Light ,
S. T. Adams , and C. L. Anderson.
Pat Dolan was nominated by Fourth
ward republicans for councilman. The
caucus was held at Hershlser's drug
store at 8 o'clock and was presided
over by Chairman W. H. Livingstone
The following delegates were named
for the city convention : Pat Dolan ,
W. H. Livingstone , C.'J. Hlbben , How
ard Beymer , J. A. Grey and J. L. Her-
J. O. Odder was up from Fremont
S. Beck went to Oakdale at noon on
W. J. Johnson of Naper was In Nor
C. Charlton of Blair was In Norfolk
Herman Bergman went to Madison
at 11 o'clock. .
A. H. Oleson of Wlsner was In Nor
folk over night.
J. E. Morrison of Gaudy was In Nor
J. J. Saxe of Williams spent yester
day in Norfolk.
Constable G. F. Bilgcr is home from
a trip to Hosklns.
Ed Mahr of Platte Center was in
Attorney M. C. Hazen returned last
night from Wayne.
Wenzel Koryta of Pierce spent yesterday -
terday In Norfolk.
H. Flnke and A. Wallmeler of Over-
ton are In Norfolk.
Ed Ashley of Grand Island was In
Norfolk over night.
Miss Helen Bridge Is visiting with
Mrs. Malone at Enola.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Greene spent
yesterday In Madison.
M. J. Kiman of Wayne was a Nor
folk visitor yesterday.
E. Crook of Meadow Grove spent
yesterday In Norfolk.
J. E. Needham was a Gregory , S. D.
visitor in Norfolk today.
Mrs. A. H. Bohannon of Oakdale
was In Norfolk yesterday.
,1- John Adams of Newport transacted
business in Norfolk yesterday.
, 'v S , S. McCabe of Laurel was In Nor
folk between trains yesterday.
Miss Frodla 'Johlman and Henry
Pohlman of Stanton were in Norfolk
II , Evert of IxMinnx , S D. , was In
Neirfolk for a few hours yesterday.
A. G. Itolf of St. Edwards was In
Norfolk yesterday between traliiH.
Mrs. H. C. Simmons leturnud yoH-
torday from a short visit with her win
ter at Beomor.
Mr. and Mrs. W. AV. Weaver re
turned yoHttrday from a Sunday visit
U Meadow Grove ,
County Superintendent Frank S.
Perdue of Madison WIIH a biislnesH vis
itor In Norfolk today.
1 aul Nouow of Battle Creek was In
. .orfolk yesterday on IIH ! way to visit
a chim which ho IIIIH in Cherry coun
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Olmstoad returned -
turned from Wayne , where they at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Albert Her-
ry on Sunday.
Miss Hoynolds , who Is to servo as
trimmer this year at Mrs. E. F. Stoar'H
millinery store , has arrived In thu city
Mrs. Dlllenbeck Is slightly Inlproved
after being quite 111 last woe'k.
Mrs. H. L. Whitney of Omaha , formerly -
merly of Norfolk , has obtained di
vorce from her husband. She Is to
get $3,000 , $35 per month and the cus
tody of her daughter , Bernlce.
The Ladles Missionary society of
the First Congregational church met
with Mrs. W. H. Johnson at 3 o'clock.
The subject of the meeting was "Tho
Chinese Empire and Its People. "
E. C. Gay , a deputy In the Hoynl
Achates lodge , and who made his
headquarters In Norfolk last summer ,
has just sent word to friends here of
the death of his father. LUs mother
died while ho was stationed hero last
Articles of Incorporation for the
Yankton & Southwestern railway , cap
italized at $100,000 , have Just been
filed with the secretary of slate at Lin
coln. This Is the Hue which has just
been surveyed through Norfolk en-
route from Yankton to the gulf.
Tuesday the ruins of the high school
building were still on lire. Water has
been unable to extinguish the smoul
dering heap of coal In the southeast
corner of the basement. A constant
stream of water wal kept on the flro
a considerable pa't of Sunday and
Through the generosity and thoughtfulness -
fulness of Mrs. B. W. Barrett , Norfolk
fire laddies who had grown fatigued
and chilled while lighting llames in
the Norfolk high school , were given a
genuine treat at her homo In the way
of coffee and sandwiches. The fire
men have unanimously expressed
tholr appreciation of the act.
C. W. Iloland yesterday took posses
slon of the general merchandise busi
ness of J. B. and J. W. Dickover at
Third street and Norfolk avenue. J.
B. Dickover Is expected in Norfolk
from Santa Barbara , Cal. , during the
week. Messrs. Dickover after selling
their business last week announced
tholr Intention of making their future
homo on the Pacific coast.
The Norfolk city library will receive
$8.50 as the result of the concert giv
en at the Auditorium last week by the
Oriole Concert company. C. S. Hayes ,
who had charge of the local arrange
ments for the concert , gives the fol
lowing financial statement to The
News : Total receipts , $94.00. Ex
penses of Oriole Concert company , Au
ditorium rent , advertising , extra help ,
amounted to $85.80. Cash for library
fund , $8.50.
Roland Langer of this city has just
received word of the very serious Ill
ness of his brother , Ray .L. Langer of
Seattle. Mr. Langer was formerly In
a bank at Humphrey and is known in
this section. He recently made a trip
to Italy and other European countries
in behalf of the bank in which he Is
employed at Seattle and since his return -
turn he has been doing two men's
work. Mrs. Langer telegraphed that
it was feared he could not live.
Seeking to prevent the firm of Campbell
boll & Nlebrecht from shipping a car
load of their clothing stock from Nor
folk , Millard Green appeared in the
justice court of G. C. Lambert yester
day with Barnhart & Koenigstein as
attorneys. Green claimed that the
amount of $28.50 was due him from
the clothing firm for moving their
stock of goods from their store to the
Union Pacific depot on March Tr 8 and
9. He sues for that amount
"I might state , " said Mayor Friday
yesterday , "that the original proposi
tion made by Spltzer & Co. for the pur
chase of the Norfolk sewer bonds at
par Involved the payment of $0,200 to
the firm. I informed their representa
tive that this proposition could not
be consldfrcd by the city. After In
vestigating the 1 ocal situation the
agent appe a red before the council with
a proposition calling for the payment
of $1,350. This amount as you know
was finally 'reduced to $3,800 , of which
sum the contractor pays $3,200. "
The Woodward Stock company , who
conclude nn engagement of nine roper
tolre performances In Norfolk tomor
row night , have found the theatergo
ers of this city to he unusually cordial
and appreciative. Miss MncKimm , the '
leading lady , In speaking of this fact ,
said : "I have been surprised and
very much pleased , of course , at the
warm welcome given us by Norfolk au
dlences. They have been as.cordlalus
in any of the larger cities where we
have played and become well known ,
and I hope that we may return to this
city for other engagements in the fu
SYMPATHY FOR NORFOLK.
Nlobrara People Extend Kind Words
to Norfolk In Misfortune.
Nlobrara , Neb. , March 12. Special
to The News : Many of the people of
Nlobrara express sympathy for Nor
folk in the loss of that city's handsome
high school edifice.
NORFOLK'S FINE HIGH SCHOOL
IN RUINS TODAY.
IS A LOSS OF ADOUT10,000
Origin of the Fire Is n Complete Mys
tery , Though It Apparently Started
In the East Dascmcnt Slack Con )
May Have Dccn Responsible.
Flro breaking out In the Norfolk
high school building at an early hour
Sunday morning spread beyond the
control of the llroinon , leaving the
building ' * practically a wreck. Save
for three heat cracked walls and the
basement foundation the building and
contents are a total loss. The loss
to the Norfolk school district Is esti
mated at from $35,000 to $50,000. In
surance protection to the amount of
$15,000 was carried on the building.
The board of education will formulate
plans for the future at once.
The high school building at Philip
avenue and Sixth street , now little
more than three bare walls , was com
pleted In 1800. Built of pressed brick
and stone , plate glass for windows ,
with two floors for class rooms and a
. large basement , It was one of the
largest ! ' and Imitoslng school buildings
In northern Nebraska.
Discovered at 5:20 : a. m.
. First discovered at 5:20 : a. m. , the
lire burned its way through the build
ing for two hours with undlmlshcd
vigor. Starting apparently In the
wind , nearby houses were thrcatonod
The lire department divided HH offortH
between Having theme ) IIOUHOH and pro
tecting the north wall of the high
Crowd Watches Flames.
The Hpoctncular part of the lire did
not eomo until lifter I ! o'clock , when
the llmtioH broke through ( ho heavy
Hlato roof , Illuminating thu whole sky.
Soon a Kolld IIIIIHH of llnnioH WIIH Hhool-
Ing moro than llfty feet above the
walls of the doomed building. Many
who hud not heard the alarm now
niHlied from their homes augmenting
n- , ,
had Drue. tviMituoi , . in u.t. cu.\\ < , -wro
. H'II , women and children brcathloHH
'lino ! children. Membirn ; of U o school
Hoard canvassed the Hltiiattou and de
termined to lake prompt action to
meet the emergency. Cltl/.o'is ewtlmat-
od the loss to the district. There VMIH
deep regret that a fresh bunion i.liould
be placed on Norfolk at a ttmo when
all her energy Is needed for now
movements along the line of civic Im
provement and business advancement
School Girls In Tears ,
As the newn spread about the city
the school children flocked to wltnctut
the destruction of their school build
ing. Many of the tHrls were In tears.
The boys wore loss affected by the
conflagration , tbo minds of Home turn
ing to the dn\s of a possible vacation
from school work. Several high school
boys wore eager to force an entrance
Into the burning building at an early
stage of the fire In an effort to secure
personal effects loft In tholr desks Fri
day. Such a course would huvo proo-
ably meant death In the smoke clogged
hall " . : : ' the special police forced t.ho
Ing and contontM.
The high school building In addition
to the high Heliool hold I ho Movo.ilh
and eighth grades and purl of the
Hlxlh HludoiilH to Ihe number of 325
attended Iho school. The building con
tained twelve cliiHH rooiim.
First Close Range View.
Vnl V. Light , mulling clerk at the
Norfolk piiHlollleo. WIIH probably the
llt'Ht man to obtain a ehmo view of the
lire. HlH Hlory to The NOWH follown :
"I went to work at Dm poHlollleo
early Sunday morning , passing I lie
high Heliool building Jiuit aboul ft
o'clock. At that time I HIIW no Hlgim
oca 11 hearing u Hllght
noitio trom in' Heliool building UH II'
something wm falling. In computiv
With J. W. Ban OH. driver of the mull
wagon , I left I * r the NorlhwoHtoru'H
uptown depotutl :20 : o'clock. l-Voiu the
poHtofllco wo PII v Hpurku and HIUIIOH
iHHiiliig from one of the high Heliool
chlmnoyB , but it had merely ( ho up-
peurunco of n fin burning out The
alarm Hounded IH wo piiHHod Iho
Heliool. There WHS no Hlgn of lire In
the building until I readied the OIIH )
Hide of the school , where the llitmoH
could bo Been through thu miuth IIIIHO-
iiient window opening Into the mill pit
room. No one was on hand HO I Htarl-
od up town , incottt g OHO of the lint
companies on the wiy. Returning I
found the llamoH breaking through the
basement Into the upper lloor In the
east wing. Wo eoon had a Hlronm of
water on the lira. Tbo Hinoko wan too
doimo to effect nn entrance , but I think
that If wo could have had our hidden )
In tlr , and could have hud Htrong
\\atr pnuBiiro , the .Ire might huvo
been hold to the omit whig of the
pf' MS1itltt ; ?
Cr > 5H.Tkr/ ; - rr- . . . . , - KM ? : . ? li Iai * ! * , * * > f * * uriu.t. / ' ' > IB .
basement ' the flames m . . * , . . , > .t/
upward , then spread ale ig the second
lloor and roof until the whole struc
ture was one llamlng pit The no Mi-
east wing was the last tj bum. pin _
halls and air shafts In the building
rendered the march of the flames easy.
The alarm was turned Into the fire
department about 5:20 : o clock by J.
T. Wolfklel from the Barrett homo' '
opposite the high school building. The
fire ; was called to his attention by j
Roland Langer and F. G. Fox , also
roomers at the Barrett home1 , who were
leaving the house preparatory to tak
ing the Bonesteel train out of Nor
folk. This train Is due at 5:45 a. m.
They ' saw the llames and sparks shoot
ing ' upward from one of the chimneys.
A burning flue was the first thought ,
but closer examination showed a faint' ! '
light in one of the second story windows
dews and a glow in one of the east
The Mast hose company waa the
first to reach the scene. It was followed
lowed by the Queen City comp.'Jiy , the
Pioneer hook and ladder company and
the West Side hose company The
early hour and the rough roi ds oc
casioned delay. Broken harness held
the hook and ladder company back ,
forcing the firemen on the scene to
work from the ground floor during the
first critical moments. By the * lmc
the men were In position to reac ' ' e
fire with three streams of watei
situation had passed out of their v-ou-
trol. Fire Chief McCune took charge
of the companies.
Poor water pressure marked the first
part of the contest with the fire. The
telephone operator after considerable
difficulty had secured 'the water sta
tion , but not until the fire was well
advanced did the pressure come up to
Engineer Gus Graul of the pumping
station says that the water pressure
was on full force at the waterworks ,
as shown by the guagc. Water Com
missioner Brummuiid found the guag-
es upto maximum. Mr. Graul savs he
heard the first telephone ring but when
he answered the central operator did
not respond and ho says that It was
because : she did not answer that there
was some delay in the whistle.
Roof Falls In ,
At C:10 : o'clock the heavy slate roof
fell in turning the full force of the
flames loose and reddening the sky for
miles. Up to that time the vicinity
of the burning building had been
touched by only an occasional flash of
light. With the crashing in of thereof
roof , the firemen were forced to with
draw from the now dangerous wall.
In a few minutes ono of the chimneys
fell carrying the greater part of the
south wall with It. Warning had en
abled the firemen to withdraw from
the scene of danger.
All hope of saving the building 1ml
now vanished. The air VWH llHoii > vi '
burning pieces of wood and flying ! om-j |
bers. Although there was little or no <
lads ' ac' . . !
' " i .nnoy Pitches Forwari.
By 8 a. m. the fire had eaten through
the entire building and WHS virtually
burning Itself out Water waa poured
- . . 1 . , ,
Jjji- f , fo- < -v <
n . . . . . u withdrew ,
. . guards to keep the public
away from the treacherous walls ,
About noon Sunday one of the large
chimneys , that was still standing pitch-
led < forward Into the ruins about it. It
did , no further damage.
Skeleton of Building.
Starting before daybreak the fire
had burned on into the hours of light
ness. When the las blaze was extin
guished there was literally bare and
j' fire-scared ' walls standing around a
' heap of burnt rubblHh. The condition
of the walls and the high brick tower
still standing could not be told Sun
day morning. Experienced contractors
present thought that at the most only
the north wall and the substantial
stone foundation could bo used In re
Origin a Mystery.
Save that It seemed to start In the
east side of the basement the origin
of the fire Is unknown. There had
been no fires In the building since
Friday. August Hellerman , the jani
tor , left the building at G o'clock Satur
day evening. He said that previous to
leaving he building he had cleaned out
the furnace and had visited the various
rooms. He knew of nothing that could
explain the fire.
Of the various theories concerning
the oHgln , the most generally accepted
by those who were on the spot Is that
the fire started from spontaneous com
bustion In the hundred ton of lump
coal tlvU was in the southeast corner
of the basement.
Cost $29,000 in 1890.
The Norfolk high school building
was completed In 1890. It was de
signed by J. C. Stilt , the Norfolk arch
itect. Complete with the heating plant
the building cost the school district
$20,000. The contract price stood at
$22,000 , which proved to he too low ,
Hugh Murphey , an Omaha man who
held the contract , threw up the job ,
leaving the building to be completed
by the bondsmen. The bondsmen
claimed to have lost money and sought
relief in the courts , seeking to secure
$5,000 additional from the city. The
school board won the suit. It is
claimed that with the present existing
high prices of materials and labor the
building could not bo duplicated today
for much less than $40,000.
Nothing was saved from the building
Sunday morning. Superintendent Bod-
well thought Sunday that the furni
ture , hooks and school supplies In the
burning building were worth as much
as $8.000. Secretary II. 0. Matrau stat-
I J-'unday that a conservative estl-
.af v.ould place the loss from the
fire at $35,000. This Is partly offset by
$15,000 Insurance carried on the build-
I ( lo not t'.i'ik that the flro
1 .1 ' 111 tllP CO'll "M 111. "
Mr LlFht Is preik ! 'it ' of the Norfolk -
folk llrrdi partment
Several No-roW r . .cntH have told
' - ' - . . and | n HOIIIO
nparlcs IHHiiliig from a chimney at the
high school building between the hours
of 3 and 5 o'clock Sunday morning.
NEW AND BETTER HIGH SCHOOL
FOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS ONLY
An Improvement Will be Made Over
the Old Plans New Structure to be
More Compact Bonds at Spring
Election Quick Work of Board.
Instruction In the Norfolk schools
will not bo seriously" interrupted by
the fire of Sunday morning. The
board of education and the school
teachers under them are exhibiting
the proper kind of Norfolk spirit. All
classes In the Norfolk schools will bo
receiving Instruction within a week.
Norfolk will have a new and a better
if not more expensive high school
building within the next six months.
Almost before the red tongues of
flame had forced their way through
the state roof of the doomed high
school building Sunday morning , City
Superintendent E. J. Bodwell and
members of the school board were layIng -
Ing plans for the emergency.
Meeting of Board.
The city board of education held an
emergency meeting Sunday afternoon
at the ofllce of the president. Dr. H. J
Colo. Every member was present and
all took an earnest part in the discus
sion. It was decided that Norfolk must
have a new high school hy next Sep
tember. Bonds for this purpose will
be asked for at the coming spring elec
tion. Steps were taken to carry on all
school work with as little interruption
New Building Different
The sentiment of the board at the
Sunday meeting was unanimous in fa
vor of rushing forward the rebuilding
of the high school building in order
that it may be ready for use In Sep
tember. In this connection it can be
said that the new building will not fol
low the plan of the old structure , the
Internal arrangements of which proved
unsatisfactory. The members are In
clined to favor a smaller , more com
pact building to bo used only for high
school purposes. Additional grade
room would bo obtained by adding ad
ditions to ono or two of the present
grade schools. The board adjourned
until 8 o'clock Monday morning when
they proposed to take definite action
owanl Iliiiincllii ; ( hilt i'iilwir < > d bulhl-
ii ) : operaIOIIH !
$2'I.OOO Donas Askfd ,
The board of odurii'inii IIH ] < H MH > vot-
I-H of the Sinful It - < bm | dim i | t-t lo
ipprove tinISHIIOIICC of $21,000 of
ii'lionl boiiilH in help rimy on Iho nejo-
'HHiiry biilldliiK opeiulloiiH fenced on
he bitiinl by Suii'lni' ' finThlw WIIH
lollulfoly detetmined on at u Hocnm !
special meeting of lln > board belli ear-
y Monday morning In tin. proHldeul'ii
illleo. The board pmponcK lo INHIID
$21.000 of thirty yoai live per cent ,
iiiiiilH with the opllnii nf payment ; it
ho end of twenty . \enr Thin propo-
Hltliiu will bo Hiiliiulited in the vutoni
if the Hchonl dlnti'lr ! a ! Iho coming
Ity election on Apill 2. Under the
law TuoNiliiy , March 12 , IH Iho IIIM ( day
m which le nl notice nl n bond propo-
Hllloti could bo Klveu in the voloi'H.
MoiidH lo the extent of JUU.OOO Miami
igiiliiHt the Holmol | | | | | at thin I line.
VglllllHt llllH , llMWCVei , theio IH OVOr
$20.11(111 ( lii the Hchonl MiiKIng fund that
, vlll bo iiHod In taking In that amount
if boiiilH Hiiiiiellme within the next
year or two , CniiHi > ( | mntl.the . amount
if ImleblodnoHH against tin1 dlHtrlct
will not be IncrcaHod by the proposed
mud IHHIIO , though that ludo-htodnomi
will of courm ) bo extended over a con-
Hlderably longer period
Secretary H. c. Mutnui Fluted lo tno
loard that Iho HCKHI | | dlHtilel would
irolmbly have $5,0(10 ( worth of mtlvago
n the HtouoH and brlekh In the wallii
> ! ' the high Heliool bulldlii ) : The board
IIIH $15,0110 of liiHurunc" on Ihe burned
Mllldlllg. AglllllHt tlllH i' the lOHH Of
he high Hdiool building and the total
IOHH of equipment In the building.
Turning to their ta U the board vot-
'd lo carry through ri-itnln temporary
iiTungomoiilH to care for the chiHseH
'rom the high Heliool building. The
lew Lincoln building will he vacated
for ( lie high Heliool elanseK , unless the
lilgh Heliool IH Installed In the Congre
gational church I'luci'H niiiHl be found
for the Hovonlh and eighth grades from
the burned building. Of the different
ruder lo be provided for. ( wo will bo
Hont lo the Junction Hfhool , ono to the
MelhodlHl church , three to the Con
gregational chinch and one to the Hui > -
tlHl or I'roHbylorlnn church . The su
perintendent will announce the dollulto
irrangoiiienlH In IhlH resnect. at onoo.
To Buy New Books.
The commllleo on text books wan
Ljlven authority to buy needed hookx
mid Heliool HiippllcH. These will bo ob
tained thlH week. The MM will amount ,
to Rovorul hundred dollars. No nt
tempt will bo made to refit the high
school laboratories until next summer.
SiiporlnlfMidont llodwr-ll rc-portod that
all school record * had bfon destroyed
In Iho flro. ThlH IOHS Ih n serious one.
It will alwo row 'It In considerable Inconvenience -
convenience and extra work for the
Hiiperlnteudr-nt llodwoll hold n npe-
chil inef tiiiK 01' the liiK'n school build
ing teachers Sunday morning. Plans
for I ho fului-p worn outlined. It wnn
decided to have all pupils at the high
school ! hulldliig baud In any nchool
books . In their posHOBslon to lh < ' super
intendent at hlH new oiDco in the Lin
coln building Monday afternoon. An
nouncement to this elfi ct was inndu In
the churches and Sunday schools Sun
In addition to SupiTiuteudent Bod-
well , who lost books and other penum-
al ( effects , many of the lfachern suf
ft fered f considerable ! " In the high
school fire. Miss von ( lout/ , princi
pal 1 of the high school , hnd a loss which
can not bo replaced In addition to
Home slxtv books the fire destroyed
notes on German and miith-matlcs tak
jI j n by Miss von Goetz wbllo a student
in I Vienna. Trip dlurl'photogniphH
and text books , which skif had collect
ed In Europe , wore fine consumed.
Miss O'Connor , another instructor , lost
seventy-live books belching to her
perHonal library , andral steel en
A. H. Vlelo was eli r\cd \ vice-presi
dent of the board at the Monday meet
ing to fill the vacane > n-siilting from
the roHlgnatlon of Vlce-Pff-ldent John-
KOII Homo months ngo.
The board will hold a special meetIng -
Ing In a few days for the purpose of
getting preliminary plans for the new
building. At this tlm < - the board has
reached no definite plan concerning the
Omaha papers Sundfftld that Su
perintendent E. J. Bodwt-11 of this city
was there for the meeting of the
Schoolmasters' club Saturday night.
Mr. Bodwell , however , uns In NorTolk
and was one of the first persons to bo
at the fire.
STOLE DINGLE'S OVERCOAT.
Contortionist Robs Leading Man of
Stock Company Is Caught.
Disregarding the tie * that are sup
posed to bind the highest and lowest
members of a proft-sMou together , a
foot loose circus actor in Norfolk Mon
day sol/.ed an opportunity to make
away with a fine overcoat belonging
to Charles Dingle , leading man in the
Woodward Stock company , now playing
In Norfolk. The man wa located In
Tllden Tuesday morning and placed *
under arrest. Mr. Dingle will bo tails-
fled with recovering his coat and will
not prosecute. The overcoat was val
ued at $30.
The circus man was stranded in Nor
folk Monday but members of the stock
company came to his relief. The aid
given was to have been increased by
a collection after Monday evening's
play , but the wayward showman el Id
neit wait. Leaving an old coat in the
cloak room at the Oxnard hotel ho
walked forth finely clad In Dingle's
overcoat. Trace of him was obtained
at the Pacific hotel and resulted In
the arrest at Tllden TutMluy morning.
The circus man Is a contortionist.
Ilo loft his wife at Ilosklns and walked
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