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NOKKOLK WKI3KLY NKWS-.lObUNAL : PHI DAY , MAHCII 15 IU07.
THE "NORFOLK LOCK , " INVENTED
HERE , FOR MAIL POUCHES.
MAY BE SOLD TO UNCLE SAM
F. S. Benser , Postmaster at Hosklns ,
and M. M. Faucett of Norfolk , Are
the Inventors And It May Mean a
Fortune for Them.
Is the "Norfolk lock , " Invented by
two northeast Nebraska men , destined
to supercede the present government
mall pouch lock , bring fortunes to UH
Inventors and help advertise the name
of Norfolk wherever the malls go ?
M. M. Faucett of Norfolk and Post
master F. S. Uenser of Ilosklns have
invented a lock designed for the ex
press purpose of supplanting the pres
ent arrangement for locking the gov
ernment mail pouches. A government
patent was granted the Inventors last
week. If they can prevail upon the
postofflce department to adopt their
lock the Invention will net them a for
There are several million mall
pouches In active use over the coun
try In the various postoffices and mall
cars. As soon as an assignment of
r letters Is placed In one of the pouches ,
the pouch is locked and hurried on Its
journey. The present system Involves
the use of a detached padlock. Here
Is where the Inventors base their prin
cipal claims. Their lock is firmly at
tached to the strap which wraps
around the neck of the mall pouch.
The principal merits of the new lock ,
according to Its originators , are its
compactness , the ease with which it
can bo snapped shut and the fnct that
It abolishes the seperato padlock. If
adopted they declare that the new
method of locking will bo of ( great
convenience to mall clerks the country
The new lock was given a practical
test yesterday afternoon at the Nor
folk postofllce by experienced mail
men. While the lock worked under
disadvantage on account of not being
riveted to the pouch , the invention was
pronounced practical. Certain minor
changes were also suggested by the
The idea of the now lock originated
with Postmaster Benser at Hoskins
partly as a result of the annoyance
occasioned by the use of the present
form of locking. Ho communicated
his ideas to M. M. Faucett of Norfolk ,
who soon had the plan worked out In
a crude form. During the past year
the lock has been brought to the pres
ent form in which It has been sub
mitted to the patent office.
Would Sell to Uncle Sam.
The aim of the inventors is to dis
pose of the patent rights to the govern
ment , provided that the postofllce de
partment puts Its stamp of approval
on the Invention. Here of course re
poses the greatest obstacle In the path
of the Nebraska Inventors. If the de
partment can be made to approve the
lock the Inventors probably stand to
realize several hundred thousand del
lars. Such approval , however , cannot
be looked forward to until after
months have passed. In fact the gen
eral experience seems to bo that new
Ideas are not met by a smiling recep
tion committee a't the Washlngtonfrde-
M. M. Faucett , one of the Inventors
and holder of a half interest in the
patent , is the president of the Fauceti ,
Carney , Hager Co. , owners of the lo
cal candy factory. His home has been
In Norfolk for two years past.
The new lock has been officially des
ignated as "The Norfolk Lock. "
Miss Lena Klentz is ill.
Otto Harmon is 111 with the measles ,
Mrs. Way of Wayne Is a Norfolk vis
S. Holmes went to Pierce yesterday
Miss Lucllo Clark Is Suffering with
a sprained ankle.
Here's for Pat Dolan , democrat or
John Wadd is quite ill with an attack
Mrs. Cherry of Winslde was In Nor
The Elks are planning a dancing
party for Friday evening.
C. C. Gow left Monday afternoon on
a business trip to Fairfax.
Dan Folpy of Brlstow was visiting
friends In Norfolk Monday.
Herman Tappert was here from
Omaha over Sunday , returning this
A. H. Winder and B. T. Reid left
yesterday on a business trip to St
Paul , Minn.
Misses Clara Brueggeman and Fay
Wldaman spent Sunday with friends
R. L. Canote returned yesterday at
noon from Valentine , where he had
been on business.
N. L. Taylor of Lincoln , a former
resident of Madison county , was In
city on his way to Pierce.
Miss Imo Hunnlngton of Fremont ,
formerly of Norfolk , Is hero visiting
Sidney McNeely took a lay-off today
and went down to Platte Center to
kill a carload of ducks.
Fred Weber went to Wlsner today
to do some car repairing for the com
Attorney Durt Mapes , who Is In at
tendance at the district court at
O'Neill , was homo over Sunday.
A fine son arrived at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Rhorko In Hadar
Arthur Vallow , son of Nov. J. L. Vnl-
low , who has been quite 111 for some
time , Is not BO well this week.
The Degree of Honor lodge will hold
a special meeting In 0. A. R. hall
Wednesday afternoon at 2ItO : o'clock.
Friends of Nick Lung , one of the
pioneer residents of Battle Crook , will
regret to learn that ho Is dangerously
There Is a largo steam shovel hero
from the Wisconsin division , which Is
going to Nlobrara to work on the
John Schukey and- family , have
moved here from Meadow Grove anil
are living In the house formerly oc
cupied by William Beck and family.
Guy Woodherry was called to Mis
souri Valley yesterday to be exam
ined for a position as llreman. Guy
was ono of the roundhouse boys.
The Jourth and llfth grades of the
Lincoln schools are now occupying
the two rooms which have formerly
been vacant in the Washington school.
Among those who went from Nor
folk to attend court at Pierce were
Presiding Judge Welch , who .came In
from Wayne , Court Reporter Powers
and Attorneys Barnhart and Hazen.
The Herrlck Press has received word
that President Roosevelt signed the
Trlpp county opening bill on March
2. The report failed to reach this ter
ritory by wire.
A now and improved stapling ma
chine , capable of automatically stap
ling booklets , etc. , in the most perfect
way , has just been Installed In the Job
printing department of The News of
Officer ( iLlvingston was called on
near midnight Sunday evening to re
lieve another Junction house of the
presence of the midnight prowler who
had been seen about the house. The
officer found no trace of the man.
Percy Spence , a prominent stock
raiser of near Pilger , sent twenty-
three teams to Norfolk yesterday to
haul lumber to his farm for a new
barn that ho is having built. All the
teams arrived In Norfolk during the
Miss Jessie Drcbert returned Sun-
: fay evening from Omaha , where she
had spent several days with her broth
er , Kimball , who recently underwent
an operation for appendicitis. The
young man Is getting along excellent
ly , and may be able to return homo
in about a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Llnerodo and
daughter , Miss Hattie , have returned
from Omaha , where Miss Linerodo re
ceived a week's treatment from Dr.
Gifford , the eye specialist. She re
turns with her eyes in much better
condition , the treatment received so
far having proved quite effective.
Congressman Boyd is expected to
pass through Norfolk enroute from
Washington to his home in Neligh to
morrow or next day to spend the sum
mer. A. E. Ward , his private secre
tary , passed through the city yester
day from Madison , where he had been
visiting bis mother , to Neligh.
Sessions & Bell have been commis
sioned to mount a largo bald eagle
sent from Chadron by C. H. Weller.
The spread of wings of the eagle mea
sures seven feet and the bird Is un
usually large. In fact Mr. Sessions
says that it is the largest bald eagle
he has even seen , although the spread
of Its wings Is not so far above the
E. Flneskey and Ernest Korth be
came involved In trouble Monday night
with the result that Korth faced a
charge of assault in police court this
morning. Korth when arrested gave
security for his appearance in court.
By the time the case was ready for
trial the 111 winds had blown past and
Fineskey withdrew the charge , paying
I. G. Westervelt , police judge , wish
es to officially announce through The
News to the democratic central com
mittee and the public that he declines
to be a candidate for re-election . He
was nominated by the democratic city ,
convention Saturday night. Mr. Wes
tervelt has stated all along that he
would refuse to consider a renomina-
tion , since ho does not wish to be tied
down to the office , and he only ac
cepted the place the first time to grat
ify some of his friends.
"Pilger is planning to take some for
ward steps along municipal lines , "
said J. Rogers , a Pilger contractor In
Norfolk yesterday on his way to
Pierce. "Pilger will secure a city wa
ter plant during the coming year. A
committee to Investigate different sys
tems was appointed at the recent cit
izens' caucus. The candidates put for
ward by the citizens' caucus stand
pledged to the construction of a svs-
tern of water works , a bctter'drainage
system and the removal of the stock
yard from the center of Pilger. I do
not think that these nominees will
have any opposition at the election. "
About 10 o'clock Sunday evening the
midnight prowler was seen looking
through the window at the honio of
John Schukey. Mrs. Schukey and a
friend were alone at the time , Mr.
Schukey working nights In the yards.
The prowler next presented himself at
the back door and began to knock
loudly and kick the door when It was
not opened. A sudden gust of wind
made the ladles think the door had
been broken open and they rushed out
the front door and across lots to the
nearest light , which was the homo of
Harry Alexander. One of the ladles
had loft her purse and watch In the
house , so Lee Jones returned with her
to recover them. As they entered the
front door the burglar made his escape
through a window and disappeared
down the alloy behind Mr. Russell's
house. Nothing was taken , however.
Mr. Jones then called Officer Livings
ton , who watched the house. The
burglar did not return and no trace
of him could ho found.
ALL WHO APPLY ARE REELECTED
ED BY THE BOARD.
ONE POSITION STILL VACANT
Principal C. E , Clause and Other
Teachers , Excepting Miss Elsie
Howe , Who Did Not Put In Appllca-
tlon , Are Chosen for Next Ycnr.
Butte , Neb. , March 18. Special to
The News : The board of education
elected teachers hero Saturday evenIng -
Ing for the following year. The fol
lowing teachers were elected : Prin
cipal , C. E. Clnimo ; grammar room.
Mrs. William Weber ; second primary ,
Miss Bessie Ford ; first primary , Mrs.
Mabel Brown. All are now holding
the positions to which they have Just
been re-elected. Miss Hlsle Howe did
not apply , so that position has not yet
ATTENDED MEETING AT O'NEILL '
More Than 300 Knights of Columbus
Were In That City Sunday.
J. II. Smith , W. T. O'Donncll , M. T.
Kennedy , V. W. Clinch , T. C. Cnntwell ,
M. J. Dedlngcr , F. W. Koerhor , Hurry
T. Drown. Mr. SyroiiH , 13. H. Kauffnmnn
and W. J. Stafford were members of
a Norfolk party who attended the In
itiation services of the Knights of Co-
lumbiiH at O'Neill Sunday afternoon.
The gathering of the order nt O'Neill
brought DOO strangers to the town.
Seventy-seven new members were ad
mitted to the order , among the candi
dates being M. .T. Dcndlngor. The In
itiation work was managed by Omaha
and O'Neill members. A banquet
closed the exorcises of the day.
A FORBIDDEN ITEM.
Constable Orders The News Not to
Print Report of Case In Court.
"As constable I forbid you to make
mention of this case , " was the solemn
warning uttered by Constable Dilger
In the justice court of C. F. Elseloy
this afternoon. "As constable 1 here
by forbid you to make no mention of
this matter. " A second time the warn
ing was directed against The News
Judge Elseloy looked mildly start
led , but the constable appeared to be
In earnest. To lend authority to his
words he fingered a book of the en
acted statutes of the state. A hur
ried examination of the book did not
reveal the constable's authority , but
he still maintained his right to exer
cise a censorship over the press.
The justice court case over which
the constable desired to exercise cen
sorship was filed during the day by
August Pofahl , who alleged that ho had
been the victim of an assault inflicted
last Saturday by a thirteen-year-old
lad living on Park avenue. The trou
ble that Pofahl has been having with
the boys of the neighborhood Is of
some time standing. The lad was
brought before Justice Eiseloy and
denied having heaved bricks at Pofahl
on the day In question.
ROOSEVELT COMMITS HIMSELF
TELLS DENEEN OF ILLINOIS
At a Conference Between the Nation's
Chief Executive and Illinois Gov
ernor , Secretary of War is Boomed
for Republican Nomination.
Washington , D. C. , March 19. Since
Gov. Deneen's conference with Presi
dent Roosevelt , Secretary Taft , and
Henry Taft , the latter's brother and
campaign manager , Washington has
been seething with presidential poli
Friends of Speaker Cannon and Vice
President Fairbanks , some , perhaps ,
Inspired , are denouncing the president
for what they term bis unheard of In
terference and predict It will lead tea
a combination of these men , which will
Insure the defeat of Taft , whatever
else happens. The president Is well
aware of this possibility , but Insists
lie has done nothing which warrants
an explanation , and in any event will
not depart from his intention to fur
ther as far as he properly can the po
litical destinies of his secretary of
Only today ho reiterated bis belief
In the soundness of Secretary Taft's
candidacy. Ho Is for Taft not only
because of his secretary's record , not
only because of his belief that he will
carry out the policies ho has Initiated ,
but because he believes he Is the man
to beat Bryan.
Rralse fop Taft's Record.
Whatever may bo said of the presi
dent's talk with Gov. Deneen , this
much is absolutely certain. When ho
Introduced the secretary to the gov
ernor ho spoke of the former's clean
and earnest support of policies ho had
put Into practice and which the gov
ernor stated had received the approval
of the people of Illinois and the middle
west. This was a straight Indorse
ment of the secretary , which undoubt
edly sank Into the mind of the govern ,
or , as perhaps the president Intended
It to do.
It Is known positively the president
did not ask the governor to nlil Mr.
Taft's candidacy , so that the latter was
not placed In the awkward position oJ
having to state bin willingness or un
willingness to hack the wcrutnry. The
president undorHtamln Mr. DOUCOII'H '
situation an well an the governor him-
noil" . Ho knows ho will he u candi
date to miooood himself an governor
of Illinois. Ho knows , moreover , If
Speaker Cannon worn hontllu he could
| ) rei'lpllato a light that would make
Illinois a political cockpit. So , appre
ciating this situation , ho naturally WUH
extremely chary about urging him to
commit himself one way or another.
DELIEVED VERDICT MAY BE RENDERED -
DERED DY FRIDAY NIQHT.
HUMMEL AFFIDAVIT GETS IN
Document Prepared In Lnwyer'i
Offlc * la Preientod to Jury Allege !
Thaw Uaed Cowhide Whip State
Finally Retta IU Case.
Now York , March 10. When the
Thaw trial was adjourned there re
mained but four export witnesses to be
examined before the taking of evi
dence closes. Throe experts were dls
posed of in n little more than an
hour , BO It Is generally bollcved the
last word of evidence may ho * uttered
In the famous CHHO today. In that
event the summing up by Mr. Dolman
( or the defense will begin tomorrow
morning. District Attorney Jerome
will reply on Thursday. Justice Fitz
gerald may proceed immediately with
his charge to the Jury , or ho may de
fer It until Friday. Unless the un
expected happens , there should be a
verdict by Friday night.
The case for the people was dually
closed by the introduction1 the
much dlscusicd Hummel allldavlt ,
which was read in full to the Jury.
The aindavlt proved a surprise only
in the severity of tfTTJ assaults Thaw
Is charged with having Inflicted on
Evelyn Ntasblt , when , according to
Abe Hummel , Miss Ncsblt would not
sign papers accusing White of having
drugged and ruined her. In this af
fidavit Miss Nesblt charges Thaw
with having attacked her with a cow
hide whip while they were stopping
at an old castle In the Austrian Tyrol
and lashing her bare skin until she
became faint from the pain and
irwooned. Ho repeated the attack the
next day , according to the affidavit ,
and afterward in Paris he beat her at
half hour Intervals throughout one
day , leaving off only when she would
faint away and could no longer under
stand what was happening. Miss Nes
blt is alleged to have swoin In the af
fidavit that she was In daily tear for
her life and that Thaw acted as a de
mented person during some of the as-
&aults. Tile allldavlt was In some
ways "n direct contradiction of Hum
mol's recent testimony on the stand.
In order that the defense might not
prevent him from telling the story of
the making of the allldavlt , he stated
positively that , he was not acting &t
Miss Nesblt's attorney when he drew
up the aindavlt , that he was acting
solely In the Interest of Stanford
White and that no legal action was
contemplated in behalf of the young
woman who Is now Harry Thaw's
There was considerable surprise ,
consequently , when . /erome read the
opening words of the affidavit , which
were : "Supreme Court , County of
New York : Evelyn Nesblt. plaintiff ,
against Harry Kendall Thaw , defend
It Is said the action contemplated
when the affidavit was made the re
covery of certain property which It
was alleged that Thaw had wrongfully
taken from the girl. In dictating the
affidavit , Hummel referred to himself
as Mies Nesblt's attorney , she being
represented to have said :
"I have received certain letters and
cablegrams from Thaw which I have
turned over to my attorney , Mr. Abra
ham H. Hummel. "
The affidavit is also indorsed :
"Howe & Hummol , attorneys for the
When Delmas began Introducing
testimony in sur-rcbuttal he Intro
duced first of all the record In the
trial and conviction of Hummel of the
charge of conspiracy. He started to
read the entire record , but hod not
reached the remarks Jerome made at
the sentencing of Hummel , and which
Dolmas wanted to present to the Jury
when Jerome said he would admll
the entire record without objection
FLOOD IN RIVER WRECKS HOUSE
Building In Cincinnati Collapses anc
Two Persons Are Killed.
Cincinnati , March 19. A three-story
brick building at the corner of Fronl
and Plum streets , which has been
surrounded by the Ohio river flood
for several days , collapsed , resulting
In the death of an unknown woman
and her child and injury of ten others
The building was surrounded by ten
feet of water , which weakonad the
walls and caused the collapsa.
Mine Disaster In Spain.
Madrid , March 19. A dispatch r&
celved hero from Cordova reports ar
explosion of firedamp In the Bal dc
Inferno mines , at Fuente Ovejuna
No details of the gravity of the accl
dent are given but It Is said a num
ber of miners have been brought tc
the surface dying ot suffocation.
The South Carolln4ons of New York
gathered at the first nm ual dinner at
\\Vililorf-AHturla with former Set '
rctary of t'u ' Ti mv Leslie M .uw
and President Vdrow WH ol ,
1 rinccton us UK principal
MORK IN ALL GRADES TAKEN UP
\FTER WEEK'S FIRE VACATION
High School Students Met nt the Con *
grcgatlonnl Church to Receive Text
Books and Assignment ! ) Work Is
Agnln Going Smoothly.
Work In all grades In Mm Norfolk
II.v HohoolH was taken up Monday
lornlng. CIIIHHCH suspended on no-
nmi | of tin1 lire met according lo the
chedulo given In Siilunlny'H NOWH
'he high school students met at the
'otigrcgiillonul church , receiving text
ookH add assignments.
There will be more or ICHH lueoti-
cnlcnce In some work because of I ho
ire , but on the whole the work IH preceding -
ceding mituolhly UH though nothing
Superintendent llodwcll him head-
uartors In the Lincoln building.
AT THE THEATER
Mr. Lnwrence Evnrt.
It was the name l < iiwrcnco Hvnrt
nd the Banii' clever company who re
timed to Norfolk to present that fas-
Inatlng romautlc-comcdy Are
< lug. " The only difference In the play
his ( line ami UH prcHctilntliiu hist fall
viiH the Hi/.o of the auilli'iicc. It WIIH
i representative house that greeted
he young star on his return and lo
Icclaro that Mr. Hvnrt delighted hln
iitdlciice from start to llnlsh Is put-
Ing it mildly. He made friends of
very person In the audience and their
'steem was exemplified at the cloHu of
ho Noeond act when Air. Evart , after
Ive curtain culls , was forced by the
pplause to make a little speech , lie
irlolly expressed his appreciation and
hat of his company for the oiilhusl-
istle. reception.which they had met on
heir return in Not folk , and said he
loped that they might come- again ,
ncldcntally he congratulated the then-
er management upon having trans-
'ormcd the playhouse Into a cozy one
'roin one that was not co/.y. One of
he members of the company stated
.hat the whole troupe , on their for-
nor visit , were afraid cf catching
iiicumoiila and that thcv were agree
ibly surprised at th change.
Mr. Evart'a splendid figure , his good
volco and his cleverness In changing
rom Venner lo Hector almost InsUint-
V. greatly pleased. People who saw
hi- play hist fall wenovii inoro
ill-lined with UH repetition. Will T.
'hatterton , In the role of Count Sax
mloii , was still us clever aa he could
ic and his sincerity brought him up-
"We Are King" Is a play that \\iis
written by Walker Whltesldo and
ilaycd by him for a year. In Mr.
Whiteslde's company Mr. Evart played
.ho role of the raven last year. And
t must bo said that Edmund Carroll
who Is now playing the part. Is con
vincing In his work. Mr. Carroll was
also formerly with Mr. White-wide.
The verdict of playgoers after see
Ing Mr. Evart was practically unanl
inous that he Is a coining man on the
stageand Norfolk people expressed
the hope that he might he booked for
return engagements In new plays , diir
ng seasons to come.
What Omaha Says of Holty Toity.
Concerning Holty Tolty , the Weber
& Field musical extravaganza whicl
vppears at the Auditorium Wednesda >
evening and for which tickets are now
in sale , the following comments are
taken from Monday's Omaha papers :
Omaha World-Herald : "Holty Tel
Greeted by two packed houses this
Weber & Fleldlan skit demonstrated
Tor a second time Its qualities as a
mirth provoker. Clever music , be
witching costumes , striking scenic ef
fects leavened by a plot , which strange
to say can bo readily discerned , are
largely responsible for lasting popu
larity of the production.
Two scenes of unusual merit are the
features of "Holty Toity. " The first
occurs in the second act when Sauerbraten -
braten , a wealthy delicatessen purvey
or , allows himself to be persuaded by
Kaffenkucken and Schnitzel , his two
parasitic friends , Into establishing a
"Nationally Bank. " He only rescues
himself from their continued over
drafts by checking out all the cash in
the bank to himself.
The second , a burlesque on the dif
ferent classes of grand opera singers
rendered by J. L. McClure and Miss
Zillah Harris , called forth well-merit
ed encores. "Bill Simmons" and "Dear
Old Farm" were the best received of
the musical numbers. The chorus and
leading cast were moro than adequate.
Omaha Bee : "Holty Toity , " as pre
sented twice yesterday In the Krug
theater , Is an entertainment that
serves to while away a few hours. The
program pronounces It a "giddy little
skit on things dramatic and other
wise. " and the such It Is. There is
the barest suggestion of a story , and
In the main It Is a bunch of specialties
and songs , some of which stirred the
risibilities of those In Uio Krug yester
day. In the piece are three clever
comedians of the knockabout German
typo , Emll Heusol , Nat Bernard and
Harry Keeper sustaining this part of
the entertainment with considerable
satisfaction. In ono of their special-
tics they were recalled repeatedly.
WMlo tlioro Is considerable fun In
r . ir. v " the musical end of the
< > c 1M ' very strong.
J L , McPluro and Xlllah Harris give
i ck-vor operatic burlesque. Albert
Livingston and lln/ol ICdiiu are ahio
HPPII In Mm fronl row.
Oimilia NPWH : "Ilolly Tolly , " u
wealth of wll. miiHlc and Hong , iniulo
faiumiH by Weber fi KIchlH , delighted
two capacity IIOIIHCH nt ( he Krug Hun-
There IH no HUMPH ! Ion of a plot In
"Unity Tolly , " UH II WIIH biilll for fun
making only mill U HCI-VPH well UH
mlHHlon. There IH Iniicly any change
In HIP mnkp-iip ol' HIP Hid ! from Imit
HCIIHOII , pxcppl HIP Joki'H , < nm of which
"My wll'p In liitlooi-il all over her
arniH mid Hlioulilcr.s , and when I can't
Hlci-p I H | | up and look ul Iho pie-
The coini'illatiH arc good. HIP clionm
lilciiHlug lo look nl ami the m-onlo cf-
PrlccH for "Holly Tolly" lire anc ,
fide , 7fic mid $1. The cmiiiiny | ) will ar-
rlvn WediiPiiilay noon I com Lincoln
whcrp they play Tiii-Hiliiy night at the
"The Holy City. "
'The Holy City , " prcm-ntcd by Goi-
Ion & Dennett , will IIP HCPH In Mm
Norfolk Auditorium Saturday at two
icrformiiiicpH matinee mid night.
I'hlH Is a play ( hut IIIIH made record
IIIIH In all parlH of the country. It IH
i biblical drama. Music conslHtH of
'The Banquet Song of HIP King , " Ho-
Hiimiah to Mm Son of David , " "Tim
) lrgo of the Criiclllxlon , " "Tin I , Bo
Not Afraid. "
Following arc chanictcrH In the
-lint : John HIP BaptlHl , llpiod , Pon-
IIIH Plhitp , MurliiH , CuliiphiiH , Malelms ,
MIcodcmiiH , JoHcph of ArlimiHicii , Da-
rabiiH , Peter , John , Andiow , JudiiH.
NoiiglniiH , Shlrcz , HcrodliiH , Salome ,
lOllzahPth , Mary Magdalene.
BOYS CAUSE FATAL FIGHT
Now York Man Bents Annovers and
Now York , March 19. A crowd of
mischievous boys was Indirectly re
sponsible for the arrest of David
Stanhoff , Jr. , of Brooklyn on a chargu
of having murdered his friend and
next door neighbor , John Hoffman.
According to Stanhoff's story , ho
was returning home Just after mid
night , when he came upon Hoffman
beating two boys In front ot hid
home. Hoffman was In a fearful rage ,
he said , and when Stanhnff remon
strated the other man turned upon
him. Stmihoff dcchin-K that ho was
forced to fight to defend himself. Ono
of his blows knocked Hoffman down
and as IIP fell his head struck the
btone curb , fracturing his skull. Ho
died soon after being taken to a hos
pital Finiihufr was Immediately ar-
Dyna-nltc Found In Helicon Hall.
New York. Minch 19. Upton Sin
clair , who = o co-operative colony
house , Helicon hall , near Englewood ,
N. J. , was destroyed by lire on Satur
day , admitted that three weeks ago
enough dynamite was found In the
cellar of the building to have blown
the structure to fragments. This
statement , taken in conjunction with
the finding of a stick of the explosive
alongside the wreck of the hollers ,
has siurred the authorities to mor *
vigorous efforts on the theory of In
Think They Have Kidnaped Boy.
Dover , Del. . March 19. The author *
Itles of Erie. Pa. , sent for Dr. Haraco
Marvin and notified him by telephone
that they believed they had little Horace
ace , the child who was kidnaped re
cently. Neither the Marvlns nor the
detectives would divulge any of. the
conversation. The boy , It has been
learned , has been shadowed from
Canada down through Port Huron and
finally to Erie.
Smallpox Scare InParis. .
Paris , March 19. The appearance
of a few cases of smallpox hero baa
greatly alarmed the people. Thou
sands of pei sons have been vaccinated
during the last few days. Dr. Mesur-
eur , director general of public assist
ance , said there had only been two
deaths and there were about six coses
under treatment. He added that the-
cases InParis , which are of a partic
ularly virulent type , had all been
traced to Tunis and Tripoli.
Salvador Ally of Honduras.
Panama , March 19 According to
reliable information received hero
from Salvador that country has allied
Itself openly with Honduras in the
war with Nicaragua On March 10 ,
2.500 Salvadoix-an soldlors landed at
Amapala and proceeded the next
morning In the direction of Choluteca.
Probe for Governor Hagerman.
Santa Fe , N. M. . March 19. The
fight In the lower house of the legis
lature on Governor H. J. Hagerman
culminated In the adoption by a vote
of 13 lo 10 of u report to Investigate
the governor's alleged connection with
the disposal of 7.000 acres of timber
land by the territory to the Pennsyl-
Tanla Development company of Pitts-
burg. The report is bitter In Its ar *
mlemneut of Governor Hagermau.
compromise on lowa Primary B ll.
DCS Molnes. March 19. It will be a
35 per cent primary , uot a majority
nor a plurality primary bill. The fact
that a compromise had been agreed
upon aud arranged was shown at the
outset of the debate In the senate
when the primary bill came up on
tncclal ordor. _
Patients Escape Fire at Hospital.
Leavenworth , Kan. , March 19. The
Evergreen hospital , a private sani
tarium here , was destroyed by fire ,
causing a loss of $50,000. The fifteen
Inmates barely escaped with their
lives. No QUO was Injured.
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