The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, December 27, 1907, Page 3, Image 3

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Norfolk Occuplcn the Same Relative
Position as Lincoln as a Wholesale
Point , But RaJ's Must be Adjusted
to Make It One.
Editor News : The flno reception
given to the locnl olllclnls of tlio
Northwestern railroad under the aus
pices of the Comtnorclal club at the
opening of their now depot begins an
era of adequate and convenient depot
facilities within our city ; some one
had wald , "Glvo us a depot adequate
to our present needs and commensu
rate with our proHpectfi , " hut If only
the first condition of thla statement
Is mot , It will please us very much.
It must ho that now the Union Pa
cific will "flit up and take notice , " hav
ing In mind particularly the great dif
ference In the proportion of their pres
ent tralllc In and out of Norfolk com
pared with the early ' 80's , our older
settlers will remember that In the
early ' 80's wo had the present Union
Pacific station and the station at the
Junction with only mixed freight and
passenger trains on both roads In and
out of Norfolk , and at that time the
bulk of the freight and passenger busi
ness In and out of Norfolk was trans
acted by the Union Pacific road. J.
G. Pollock , now I think of Omaha , was
the Union Pacific agent for several
years during this period. As a matter
of fact , I suppose that If now the Un
ion Pacific road were to determine to
build a good passenger station hero ,
probably eclipsing the now station of
the Northwestern , and put on a trainer
or perhaps a bob-tailed motor like the
one running to Doncstccl , leaving Nor
folk for Omaha , say C o'clock In the
morning , so that wo could have five
to six hours In that city , returning
either on the motor or on the regular
train reaching hero at 9:30 : , they would
probably Increase their passenger and
perhaps their freight trafilc , as the
new-depot would get them In the pub
lic eye , revive at least to some extent
their old popularity and the better
train service to Omaha would be un
doubtedly a popular thing.
It Is probably as plain as anything
In the future can be that In addition
to the good , adequate , up-to-date , com
mensurate depot facilities wo need
more than anything else a freight rate
that will establish wholesaling and
jobbing houses and factories In our
city without which , In sufficient num
ber to employ several hundred operat
ors , wo have practically reached the
limit of our population , and as the sum
total of the railroad freight business
to Nebraska for the next twenty-five
years will be just so much without
regard to whether Norfolk has 10,000
or 50,000 In 1033 , It would seem that
with a railroad commission to adjust
rates , our problem Involves us with
our competitive towns rather than the
railroads. For Instance , Lincoln Is
practically the same distance from the
Missouri river which is the great di
viding line In the field of freight rates
that Norfolk Is , and while Lincoln
adds only a differential of five cents
per hundred to Missouri river or the
Omaha rate , Norfolk Is taxed three or
four times that much , which wouh' '
seem to ho a plain discrimination
against Norfolk and against ever *
town In northeastern Nebraska whlcl
would undoubtedly get the benefit ol
the lower rate to Norfolk. We nre
quite fond of stating that Norfolk oc
cuples geographically the same posl
tion In Northeastern Nebraska that
Lincoln does In southeastern Nebras
lea , and this Is true. It is also true that
we have abundant shipping facilities
to cover the tributary territory prac
tically as well as Lincoln does , so that
If Norfolk were allowed to handle hoi
freight traffic on as favorable term ?
as Lincoln has been doing for the pasi
twenty years , the result would bo o :
great advantage to us all that Is , to
Norfolk and all northern Nebraska
Of course , we have to bear In mind
that when Lincoln was given this con
cession , she had somewhat more popu
lation than we have and was also the
capital of the state , at the same time .
the freight rate In such cases Is not
altogether or perhaps even largely a
matter of the particular town to which
the rate Is given , as It affects more In
dlvlduals In the tributary terrltor >
than In the towns.
Why not make a little campaign on
this basis , Mr. News , and get the people
plo to talking about It. A good slo
gan would be a five-cent differentia'
from the Missouri river for Norfolk.
Yours very truly ,
A. J. Durland.
O'Leary's Training Class to be So Or
Jack O'Leary's physical training
class Is to bo organized into an ath
letic club. Sometime during the com
ing week O'Leary will call a meeting
of the Norfolk men who have signed
the agreement to join the class orath
JeUc-club. .
The organization of the club , Its
membership and rules will , It Is said ,
be entirely In the hands of the signers
of the agreement , who will map out
the kind of an organization they want
O'Leary has put the plumbers to
work In the Norfolk avenue building
which has been occupied by the Nor
folk Democrat and which ho has secured -
cured for a gymnasium. O'Leary wll !
organize his classes as soon as the
club Is formed.
Friday evening O'Leary wrestled a
tlo match with Carl Illech , at Wlsnor
the match being called off In the thlri
round when O'Leary ' sprained his
right arm In an ugly fall. Dlecho Is a
heavy Hohomlan wrestler from Table
O'Lcary lost the first fall in thir
teen minutes , Ho captured the second
end In seventeen minutes. Ho had
wrestled several minutes before the
sprained arm put him out of the match ,
which was declared a draw.
Real Estate Transfers.
Heal estate transfers for the week
ending Dec. 2U , 1907 , compiled by
Madison County' Abstract & Guaran
tee Co. , olllco with Mapcs Hazcn.
Farmers Creamery Co. to Olydo B.
Swltzor , W. D. , consideration $850 ,
lots 17 and 18 , block 1C , Railroad addi
tion to Newman Grove.
John E. Sanders and wlfo to Fred
Scheorger , deed , consideration $2,500 , ,
lots G and 9 , Flclden J. Halo's Suburb
an lots to Battle Creek , and part of
the S'/j of SEVi 30 , 21 , 3 , and part of
the W'/j SWVi of 31 , 21 , 2.
Maggie Klorstcad and husband to
Anna Knight , W. D. , consideration $1-
000 , lot 5 and N6 of lot C , block 12 ,
Hdlnuui's addition to Norfolk.
August Loerko and wlfo Mary to
August Borstrauch , W. D. , consldora-
Ion $11,200 , EV6 of NEVi and EVfc
3EVi 2-1 , 23 , 1.
Wllholm Reikofskl and wife to Aet
na Life Insurance Co. , W. D. , consid
eration $3GOO , EM ) NWVi and BVj
A'Vi of 1C , 23 , 4.
Henry Relnccclus to Carl Relnoccl-
is , Q. C. D. , consideration $1,000 , SEVi
17 , 21 , 1.
Martha Crawl to W. W. Kind , W. D. ,
consideration $1,650 , part of NEVi of
13 % 5 , 21 , 1.
Frederick Alstudt and wlfo to Mar
tha Crawl , Q. C. D. , consideration $1 ,
[ ) art of NEVi of SEVi of G , 21 , 1.
Advertisement For Bids.
Notice Is hereby given that scaled
bids will bo received at the office of
the county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska , on or before noon of the
first day of January , 1908 , for the fur
nishing of hooks , blanks and stationery
for the county of Madison during the
year following the first day of January ,
Following Is a statement of the prob
able gross number of each item of
> ooks , blanks and stationery that will
jo required during said year.
Five 8-qulro records , two McMillan
records , one treasurer's cash book , one
treasurer's warrant book , three tax
lists , 8,000 tax receipts , 72 name tabs ,
288 poll books , 90 poll book envelopes ,
48 ballot sacks , 29 assessment sched
ule binders , three sets Indexes for rec
ords , three canvass covers for records ,
25 school directors' records.
Legal blanks as follows : 1,000 8i < &x
28 , 3,500 8MXl4 , 4,000 8 x7 , 1,000 8 %
x3VC , 1,000 7x3 ; envelopes : 2,000 No.
11 , 9,000 No. CVfc , 7,500 No. 10 , 1,000
No. 9 , 9,000 letter heads , 3,000 memo
heads , 2,000 postal cards , 4,000 delin
quent tax notices , thirty reams exam
ination paper , 10,000 perfect attend
ance certificates , 100 order hooks for
district treasurer , 200 bar dockets , 200
election notices , C.OOO assessment
schedules , 2,000 sheets court reporter
Twelve quarts black Ink , six pints
rod Ink , two quarts mucilage , five gross
lead pencils , twelve gross pens , rub
her bands four pounds small , twelve
gross assorted , 2,000 blotters , ten
reams typewriter paper , 1,400 sheets
carbon paper , seven steel erasers ,
eight dozen rubber erasers , eight doz
en pencil point protectors , twenty-four
dozen penholders , one box staple fas
teners , four boxes challenge eyelets ,
eighteen dozen document boxes varl
oua sizes , three reams legal cap , six
dozen senate pads , two gross election
Separate bids must be made on j
books , blanks , and stationery , all bids
must bo made on bidding sheets fur
nished on application by the county
clerk of said county. AH supplies
must be furnished In accordance with
specifications on file In the office of
the county clerk.
All supplies arc to be furnished as
ordered. Bids must bo marked , bids
for "Blanks " "Books" " "
, or "Stationery ,
as the case may be , and addressed to
the county clerk of Madison county ,
Nebraska. Each bid must be accom
panled by a certified check payable to ?
the county clerk In the sum of $25.00
as a guarantee that the bidder will
enter Into a contract and furnish bond
If contract Is awarded him. The sue
cessful bidders will be required to fur
nlsh a good and sufficient bond for the
faithful performance of their contract.
At the same time and place and sub
ject to the same conditions as above ,
separate bids will bo received for the
printing of sample and official ballots
for the primary and general elections
of 1908.
At the same time and place and
subject to the same conditions so far
as applicable , bids will be received for
the printing of the proceedings of the
hoard of county commissioners , the
county treasurer's list of delinquent
taxes , the county treasurer's annual
and semi-annual statement and such
legal notices and advertisements as
may bo necessary for the county to
have printed , during said year. The
county commissioners reserve the right
to reject any and all bids. Bids will
bo opened according to the require
ments of the law at the first meeting
of the county board , January 14 , 1908.
Dated at Madison , Neb. , this 5th day
of December , A. D. 1907.
George E. Richardson ,
County Clerk.
To "know where the railway station
Is" Is not enough you should know
when your train starts. To "know
where the store Is" Is not enough
you should read the ads.
If your offer Is a good one , your
classified ad. will quickly find takers.
If It's a poor one change It to a good
one before repeating It.
Didn't Know the Revolver Was Loaded
But It Went Off Just the Same Bul
let Plowed Down Left Side But Did
Not Penetrate Abdominal Cavity.
F. A. Schultx of Pierce , father of
Walter Schultz , the Northwestern
brnkenmn who It was reported attempted -
tempted suicide at Chadron , returned
from Chadron Sunday , where he had i
hastened as soon as word reached him
of the shooting. Mr. Schultz Is very
Indignant over the newspaper reports
of the shooting , which ho says was
purely accidental without thought of
suicide. Ho says the report of the af-
fair sent out from Chadron was based
wholly upon rumor , hearsay and guess
work , and did not do his son justice.
The report was gathered from the
street , not n single reporter coming
near the house where the young man
Is boarding to get the real facts.
As Mr. Schultz explains the shootIng -
Ing , Walter was getting ready to go
hunting with some companions and
concluded to take his revolver with
him. Ho took down the weapon , be
lieving It was not loaded , and was
"breaking" It when the gun went off
and the bullet penetrated his left side ,
glancing on the second rib and travelIng -
Ing downward about three and a half
Inches but not penetrating the abdom
inal cavity. The revolver was a 32-
calibre affair and Mr. Schultz argues
that If It had pointed with suicidal ef
fect , the ball would have bored a hole
clear through young Schultz's body.
Instead of that It only made a slight
llesh wound , and the doctor at Chadron
who Is attending the young man said
that he would be able to be home for
Christmas. The accident happened at
the home of Guy Cooley , formerly of
Norfolk and brother-in-law of F. A.
Schultz. As Indicated by the course
of the bullet , Walter was holding the
revolver close to him and had just
thrown It down In breaking It , so that
the wound Inflicted was comparatively
Mr. Schultz left Chadron Saturday.
When be came away Walter was get
ting along flue and the doctor prom
ised that he might be In Pierce for
Mrs. Nettle Hood has gone to For
est , 111. , on an extended visit.
Attorney J. C. Engelman Is home
from a business trip to Butte.
Mrs. Malone and daughter were
Enola visitors In Norfolk Saturday.
Frank Phillips , a Hoskins business
man , was in the city on business Sat
C. A. Relmers and R. H. Brodhagen
of Pierce spent Saturday In Norfolk
on business.
F. G. Gettinger leaves Monday for
a Christmas visit to Rockport , Mo. ,
and Nebraska City.
Mrs. A. L. Kllllan and little son are
expected home Saturday evening from
a visit with her parents at Peru.
Miss Gertrude Neilson , who is a
junior at the state university , arrived
in Norfolk last evening for the Christ
mas holidays.
Dr. A. Bear was called to Hadar Sat
O. E. Addlngton has gone to Gal
veston , 111. , to spend the holidays ,
Perry Griffith of Clearwater was in
the city Saturday on business , the
guest of Ed. Conley.
Mr. and Mrs. John Oesterllngand Mr.
and Mrs. Gustav Machmueller will
spend Christmas in Hartington.
Miss Mine McNeely will leave
Wednesday for a holiday visit in Lin
coin , where she will be the guest of
Miss Elliott , formerly of Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan and little
daughter , Dorothy , left Sunday to
spend the holidays at their former
home in Sioux City. Mr. Duncan Is In
Norfolk as construction engineer In
charge of the work on the Independent
plant In Norfolk.
Frank Tannehlll left Sunday morn
ing for a trip that he has been plan
ning for ten years. By easy stages
he will reach Bedford , Ohio , which used
to bo his old home , where lie will re
main two weeks. After that he will
make a trip through Arkansas , Okla
homa and Texas , returning by way of
Missouri and Iowa , stopping enroute
at Excelsior Springs for a few days.
Among the day's out of town visitors
in Norfolk were : L. Hansen , Tilden ;
W. E. Hadley , Westfleld ; Charles A.
Thompson , Fairfax , S. D. ; Floyd Ev
ans , Gregory , S. D. ; William D. Paul ,
Gandy ; Miss Emma Kodet , Verdlgre ;
E. R. Dunn , Pierce ; Hugh Van Bus-
kirk , Pierce ; A. W. Berg , A. W. Pans-
tlan , D. E. Seger , Bloomfleld ; Miss SaUna -
Una Farnsworth , Madison ; Miss Alice
Brooklngs , Tekamah ; C. E. Brown ,
Fairfax , S. D. ; C. J. Franklin , Madrid ;
Mrs. A. Neumann , Crelghton ; Mrs.
Keno , Wlnnetoon ; W. C. Smith , Nic
brara ; W. E. Harvey , Newman Grove ;
Fred II. Von Seggern , Gregory , S. D. ;
N. B. Opper , Plalnvlew ; Misses May
and Julia Bloomfleld , Fairfax , S. D. ;
C. J. Kortman , Madison ; Charles D.
Osborn , Bloomfleld ; H. Marshall , Ver-
del ; J. E. Sweet , Wayne ; W. R. Locke ,
Stanton ; Miss Bernlce Kruso , Red
Cloud ; R. E.-Flsk , Bonesteel , S. O. ;
George F. Boyd , Oakdnle ; Mrs. M.
Huntlngton , Gordon ; I. H. Booth ,
Miss Florence Biggs of Madison
spent Saturday In the Junction visit
ing friends.
Dut HIgglnbotham Is in Waltervillo
visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller and four
children , formerly of the Junction but
now living at Council Bluffs , are hereto
to spend the holidays with Mrs. Mil
lor's I parents , Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Sal/.wedol. 5
5I Mrs. Otto Hnnkln , who has been vis
iting I her parents , Mr. and Mrs. Aug
ust t Grnuel , returned home to Cody
last ' evening.
Mrs. Osborn of Beatrice spent Satur
day and Sunday with old Norfolk
Arthur Krake , while playing on thereof
roof of his homo on South Third street ,
. made a misstep and fell to the ground ,
breaking his arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Gammond returned
homo last evening from Iowa , where
they had been visiting Mrs. Gammond's
parents for the past three weeks.
Mr. White , who has been acting as
janitor . nt the Washington school on
South First street , Is now taking of-
fleer Livingston's place , as the latter
Is j very HI.
Mr. Orran of Ewlng spent Sunday
with friends In Norfolk.
Miss Vera Johnson went to Pierce
Saturday noon on business and re
turned homo In the evening on the
motor car.
Morris Adams , who has been attend
ing the convent at West Point , re
turned home last evening to spend the
Christmas holidays with his parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Adams.
Miss Ruth Grauel went to Cody last
evening to spend Christmas with rel
Roy Rankln , who has been visiting
with August Grauel and family and
also his brother Otto Rankln , returned
to his homo In Chicago last evening.
Miss Geneva Mooltck went to Pierce
Saturday noon on business and re
turned home In the evening on the
motor car.
The Christmas exercises of the Sun
day school children at the Second Con
gregational church nt the Junction
Sunday evening was a success In every
way. A largo crowd attended and all
present enjoyed the Christmas tree
and speaking , and also spent a very
enjoyable evening ,
Martin Wineberg and his gang of
pile drivers came down from Anoka
Lo spend Sunday with their families.
John Purvlance went to Iowa this
noon for a visit with relatives.
Miss Alice Dorsey and sister Myra ,
who have been attending the convent
at Madison , nre home to spend the
Christmas holidays with their parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. John Dorsey.
Ludwig Koenlgsteln's studio will bo
closed for two weeks during the holi
Crelghton News : "W. SImpklns and
wife of Norfolk came Thursday mornIng -
Ing to visit their daughter Mrs. Chas.
Duncan , who Is quite sick.
Wlsner Free Press : The Wisner
anti-horse thief association has. a
membership of ICC and ought to get
Into the north Nebraska organization.
It Is recommended that a delegate bo
sent to the Norfolk meeting.
A son of Fred Degner , a boy about
fourteen years old , fell from a horse
Saturday evening , breaking one of the
bones in his forearm. The boy was
going after the cows Saturday and
riding horseback. The fracture was
reduced by Dr. W. H. Pilger.
The police have determined to keep
the t line of cement curbing on South
Fourth street between Madison and
Norfolk avenues free from teams , a
new city ordinance forbidding the ty
ing i of horses there. As fast as the
police I discover horses tied on the pro
hibited strip they lead the animals
over to North Fourth street.
E. G. Heilman , formerly of Norfolk ,
has been appointed by Warden Bee-
mer as bookkeeper at the state peni
tentiary , where he has held a place
as usher for two years. Mr. Heilman
was county treasurer of this county
several years ago , after that becoming
an assistant in the state treasurer's
office < under State Treasurer Steufer
of < West Point.
In the Christmas number of the New
York Dramatic Mirror a late photo
graph of Phyllis Daye , seen in Nor
folk last season in the Wizard of Wall
Street , is presented with the following
comment : "Here is an excellent like
ness of the attractive Phyllis Daye ,
now being featured with Edwin Pat
terson's musical , Wizard of ' Wall
Street company. Aside from the soil'
brette lead and her clever single danc
ing i and singing specialties , she is
leading 1 several of the musical numb
ers. This popular little fourteen-year
old girl is fast winning public favor. "
Crelghton Liberal : The fact that
the Crelghton band has been asked
to supply the music at the minstrel
show given by the Volunteer Fire De
partment at Norfolk Dec. 30 Is a
credit to this youthful organization
and one of which the citizens of Crelgh
ton should feel just pride. We
believe that this Is only an Initial step
for the band and that they will make
an enviable reputation for themselves
and the town. The band concert pro
gram for Friday evening , Dec. 27 ,
promises to be ono of more than ordi
nary merit and lovers of high grade
music should be In attendance and
tear the latest operatic hits on which
the band Is putting In some hard work.
O'Neill Frontier : P. J. Coffey , nn
engineer on the Northwestern road
running between Clinton and Boone ,
Iowa , was killed at Wheatland , Clin
ton county , Tuesday morning. The
skull was crushed by the superstruct
ure of a bridge as he leaned from the
cab window. Mr. Coffey was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Coffey of this
city and , accompanied by his wife ,
spent a couple of weeks visiting hero
last summer. Ho had been running
an engine on the Northwestern road
for eighteen years. The sudden and
tragic death of their eldest son Is a
severe blow to the aged parents and
they have the sincere sympathy of
tholr O'Neill friends In their bereave
At the Saturday evening meeting of
the U. C , T , In tholr Norfolk lodge
rooms distribution of rewards among
those who have assisted In raising
money to defray the expenses of the
state convention to bo held In Norfolk
next spring , was made ns follows : the
piano to HOIIIPO Denning , a Northwest
ern hrnkeman ; the leather couch to
Mr. Anderson , a Hosklns Implement
dealer ; the brass hod to A. E. Spencer
a Sioux City traveling man ; the alli
gator suit case to Mrs. E. E. Upstlll
of the Upstlll hotel at Long Pine. Mr.
Denning lives In South Norfolk. The
meeting of the grand council of Ne
braska of the U. C. T. In Norfolk next
May will be ono of the big state events
of the year.
O. J. Johnson , who with his family
left Norfolk a little over a month ago ,
has written to Norfolk friends that the
California trip Is being onjoyrd very
much and that they have spent most
of their time In Orange. Calif. Theo
dore Loescher , recently from Norfolk ,
lives only a block and a hnlf from Mr.
Johnson. lie Is In pretty bad health ,
Mr. Johnson writes , but nblo to got
around In an Invalid's chair. The
morning that Mr. Johnson wrote to II.
W. Jonas of this city he mot C. G.
Miller , another Norfolk man living
near Orange. Mr. Miller had just
brought In his strawberries and said
that ho was getting $9 a week for one-
third acres of vines and that ho would
have berries until January. Mr. Miller
lias Increased his strawberry garden
but the new plants had not begun to
bear. Mr. Johnson wrote that every
one seemed to like California , especial
ly those who had been there some
Kansas City Star : Orders were
made by Judge McPherson this mornv
Ing in the federal court dismissing the
Indictment against H. S. McCowan , ono
of the "pump men , " for using the mails
to defraud and dismissing as to him
the bankruptcy proceedings against
the Western Pump and Manufacturing
company. McCowan has turned his
property over to R. R. Brewster anil
Arthur Miller , as trustees , to reim
burse all the Investors In the pump
company who put their money In after
August 15 , when McCowan became a
member of the company. To reim
burse the Investors will cost McCowan ,
It Is estimated , about $10,000. A list
of investors accompanies the deed of
trust. There are forty of them who In
vested the amounts ranging from $100
to $400 , the total amount being $10,000.
Personal j friends , who agree to hold
their claims unsecured , invested about
$0,000. To secure the claims the trus
tees are to take possession of McCow-
an's hardware store at Snyder , Okla. ,
and Incorporate It , the capital stock to
be divided among the creditors In pro
portion to their claims , the trustees to
hold the stock. When the claims are
paid from the profits the property Is to
be turned over to McCowan , who. In
the meantime will manage the store.
W. M. Myers and J. F. Rudd , the other
members of the company , were con
victed and fined and sentenced to short
terms In the Bates county jail. They
have appealed and are now out on
There Is more catarrh in this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together , and until the last few
years was supposed to bo Incurable.
For a great many years doctors pro
nounced It a local disease and prescrib
ed local remedies , and by constantly
falling to cure with local treatment ,
pronounced it Incurable. Science has
proven catarrh to be a constitutional
disease and therefore requires consti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure , manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co. , Toledo , Ohio , Is the only constitu
tional euro on the market. It Is taken
Internally In doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the f As
tern. They offer one hundred dollars
for any case It fals to euro. Send for
circulars and teBtimonlals.
Address : F. J. Cheney & Co. , Toledo ,
Sold by druggists , 75c.
Take Hall' Family P1U for conitl-
Gregory Water Works Plants Nearly
Ready For Operation.
Gregory , S. D. , Dec. 23. Special to
The News : The large engine for the
city waterworks arrived several days
ago and is now being Installed at the
pumping station. The system will be
in operation now within the course of
a very few days , and will be second
to none In southern Soutli Dakota.
The water will be forced Into a large
concrete reservoir situated on an em
inence overlooimtg the town and more
than one hundred feet above the gen
eral level. The pressure will be suf -
ficient to carry water to the top of a
ten-story skyscraper.
Nominated by the President for the
Place North Nebraska Notes.
On Saturday President Roosevelt
nominated Dell Akin to be postmaster
at Atkinson , to succeed T. B. Walker.
Congressman Kinkaid has recomi-
mended the establishment of a post-
office in Sioux county , Neb. , to be
called Kelley and that Matio A. Kelley
be appointed postmaster. Ho also re
quested the appointment of Sarah Ham
ilton for the postmastership at Adella
to succeed M. D. Jordan , resigned.
Rural mall route No. 2 will be estab
lished out of Orchard , Antelope coun
ty , Neb. , March 2. The route will be
thirty miles long and serve eighty-
seven families.
Governor Pardons Conditionally.
Governor Sheldon has Issued a con
ditional pardon to August Schroeder ,
a seventeen-year-old boy from Crelgh
ton who Is serving a six months' sen
tence In the Lancaster county jail.
The boy took a small amount of money
from the till In his employer's store
who was paying him $7 a week , The
governor has power to impose condi
tions In Issuing a pardon and In this
case ho required the boy to do many
things Intended to keep him out of
trouble. Shroeder's father lives on a
farm near Crelghton. Miller & Co. ,
general merchants at Crelghton , have
promised to give the young man em
ployment. Ho Is to remain there till
the expiration of his sentence and to
report regularly to the governor.
Try a News want ad.
Imall Hope Held That Any Victim of
Pennsylvania Colliery Horror Will
Escape Recovery of Bodies Is Pro.
grossing Very Slowly.
Jacobs Creek , Pa. , Dec. 21. From
the Da IT mlno of the Plttsburg Coal
company , where a terrific explosion
imprisoned and , almost beyond doubt ,
killed every onu of the two hundred
or more men who hud entered the
mine for the day , only six bodies have
been brought to the surface. Othora
have been located and Ho In the entry
awaiting n propitious time for tholr
removal to the temporary morgue.
Most of them , however , are still
hemmed In by heavy falls of slate ami
other root formation , a mile and a half
and moro beyond the point to which
the rescuers have penetrated up to
this time. There Is still a flickering
hope that some of them may yet be
living , but the disclosures of the In-
veutlgations so far made leava little
basis for this hope.
Rescue work has been halted. A
vast amount of brattlclng must be
done before It can proceed , the res
cuing parties , 7,500 feet from the
main entrance , having found condi
tions such that to avert an additional
disaster , precautionary work must bo
done. ' The poisonous gases must bo
forced ' from the sections beyond and
additional air and ventilation must bo
provided for that section.
Conrad Schuth , crazed by the death
In the mine of his son and other rela
tives , ended his own life by drowning
iu the river near the mlno.
Mrs. Carrlno Delano was restrained
from committing sulcldo with great
difficulty. She lost her husband and
two sons In the disaster , and In quest
of the bodies was crossing the river
In the "sky ferry , " a basket car sus
pended from a cable , when she was
seized with the Idea of leaping Into
the stream. In the frail car the ef
forts of three men were required to
restrain her until a landing was
Dies From Wound Inflicted by Cus
tomer , Who at Once Kills Self.
New York. Dec. 21. James II. Oll
phant , senior member of the Stock
exchange firm of James H. Ollphant &
Co. , died from a bullet wound in
flicted at his olllco by Charles A.
Geiger , a customer from Beaufort , S.
C. , who , after firing upon Ollphant ,
killed himself.
The men were closeted In Ollphant's
private office at the time and all that
is known of what immediately pre
ceded the shooting was learned from
the lips of the dying broker. Ollphant
said that his refusal to extend further
credit to Geiger caused the tragedy.
There is reason to believe that Geiger
had become mentally irresponsible. A
note book found on his person con
tained computations by which the
writer apparently had figured that hit
would be worth $3,000,000 by Jan. i ,
1908. Ho actually possessed , so far as
his personal effects showed , less than
$11. Geiger owed the Oliphants $5-
000 and had been asked for a settle-
ment. He called at their office and
after explaining that bo could not
meet his obligation , asked that tho.
firm advance him sufficient credit to
carry 5,000 shares of a certain stock
until a rise in the price should yield
him a profit. Ills proposition was re
fused and the shooting followed.
This Is Death List So Far In Powder
Explosion at Palermo , Italy.
Palermo , Dec. 21. The work of res
cuing the persons wounded by the ex
plosion in the
military powder maga-
zlno is proceeding.
Up to the present time It is known
-that ninety-three persons mot their
death from the explosion and subse
quent fire , and more than one hun
dred were Injured. The lodging house
for emigrants , which was destroyed
by the llames , gave the largest num
ber of victims.
Rush for Europe Ends.
New York , Dec. 21. Steamship
agents say that the great rush of
steerage passengers bound for Europe
is practically over. The French liner
La Lorraine carried 804 third class
passengers and the White Star liner
Arabic carried COO , In each case the
capacity of the ship. The agents say ,
however , that but few tickets have
been sold for the ships sailing next
Santa Fe Must Build Stations.
Guthrle , Okla. , Dec. 21. The railroad -
road commission of Oklahoma ordered
the , Santa Fo to establish stations at
all . points on the state line crossed by
the company. The action Is taken be
cause of a decision on the part of the
commission that the Santa Fo had
failed to sell Interstate tickets at the
2-cent rate.
Hoch Lowers Forger's Term.
Topeka , Kan. , Dec. 21. Governor
Hoch commuted to five years the sen
tence of J. E. Marcoll , the Highland
( Kan. ) banker In prison for forgery
under Indeterminate sentence. This
Includes the time served In Jail and
time off for good behavior , "making
the actual time only four years and
QUO month.
Old Officers Re-elected at Friday MeetIng -
Ing of Directors.
The 'old-officers wore re-elected nt a
minting of the directors of the Nor
folk Industrial company hold Friday
The men whom the directors chose
( o look after the company's affalrn for
the coming your are : H. A. Paumvnlk ,
president ; Dr. A. Hoar , vice presi
dent ; M. C. Hiizi'ii , secretary ; A. Deo-
nor , treasurer.
The Norfolk Industrial company la
the corporation which controls the
property of the Norfolk sugar factory.
Charles Heaso Found With Bullet Hole
In Dody.
Lander. Wyo. , Dec. 23. Chnrlca
a camp mfVor for Dick liar-
rash , a Hook Springs sheep man , wan
shot and killed In Ills sheep camp be
tween the government slldo and Halley -
ley , on Beaver Crook , Wednesday
night by a sheep herder named Homer
Stalch , also In the employ of llurrnsh.
The murderer took his rlflo and a Had-
dlo and horse belonging to Barranh
and ratio to lender , reaching hero yes
terday morning. Ho sold the outfit
to William Vaughn , a llvoryman hero ,
for $ l > 5 and Intended to leave on the
eastbound train this morning , but got
drunk and was arrested by Sheriff
Stough late last night at the Capitol
lialol. Heaso's body was found yester
day by Frank Knhler and another
lierdor called Big Jack , who noticed
the sheep wandering without a hcrd-
or. They rounded up the sheep and
found the body of Iloase at the camp ,
lleaso had evidently been killed with
a rlllo and there wore some evidences
of a struggle , as the stock was broken
off the AVInchcster. A messenger wan
sent to Lander and It was upon a tel
ephone message from him that Stalch
was arrested. Coroner J. W. Shoo has
none to Halley to hold an Inquest.
Stalch has confessed the crime , but
claims self-defense , Haying that Hease
came nt him with a butcher knlfo and
ho was forced to shoot to save his
own life. He claims to ho but 19 years
old , but looks older. lie had been
In the employ of Barrash for four
months , coming hero from Big Horn
county , this state. lleaso was a mem
ber of the Wpodmen of the World and
his funeral will bo held hero Monday
under the auspices of that order.
West Point News.
West Point , Neb. , Dec. 23. Special
to The News : At the last meeting of
the local lodge of the Royal Nolgh-
liors of America , officers for the ensu
ing year were elected as follows. Or
acle , Dora Kassemaum ; vlcc-oriiclo ,
Elma Hoist ; receiver , Minnie Her1-
niann ; recorder , Bertha Krause ; chan
cellor , Ida Hermann ; marshal , Ida
Stallborels ; Inner sentinel , Nellie
Wilde ; manager for three years , Dovey
Carl Kurz , a resident of Scrlbner ,
died at St. Joseph's home for the aged
at West Point on Tuesday of senile
debility at the ago of 73 years. Ills
body was removed to Scrlbner for In
terment , lie leaves several children ,
residents of Scrlbner.
William McKenzIe and Miss Viola
Breutkrcutz were united In marrlago
by County Judge Dowald. The bride
Is the daughter of Ludwig Breulkreutz ,
an old pioneer farmer , and the groom
a native of Ginning county. The cou
ple left immediately for a wedding
John Fredericks of Wlsner was ar
rested and brought to the city on a
charge of insanity. He was judged to
bo a fit subject for treatment and was
taken ! Friday to the hospital at Nor
folk by the sheriff , but owing to the
crowded condition of the hospital the
sheriff wjis compelled. . to bring him
back until conditions Improve.
The funeral of Miss Myrtle Rosen-
field , ono of the best known young
women of this vicinity , occurred on
Thursday under the auspices of the
Congregational church , Rev. G. W.
CroftH , D. D. , pastor , officiating. The
deceased was the eldest daughter of.
J. F. Roseiifleld , the well known flor
ist living east of West Point , and was
only twenty years of ago. Death oc
curred In Omaha where she was un
dergoing medical treatment. She was
a noted musician , her family being
noted for its musical ability , her broth
er , Reno Rosenfleld of Omaha , having
attained a national reputation as a
violin virtuoso.
Herman Joseph Kelllnghaus , a weal
thy and well known farmer living north
of West Point , died of cancer of the
throat and was Interred In St. Mich
ael's cemetery under Catholic auspices.
The deceased was an old time resident
and leaves a numerous family and a
large estate. He was sixty years of
Sioux City. Dec. 21. L. F. Easterly ,
heretofore trainmaster for the Chicago
and Northwestern Hallway company
at Boone , has been transferred to
Sioux City to become trainmaster of
the Sioux City division. Mr. Easterly
formerly was chief train dispatcher
of the Sioux City division.
Discusses Future Possibilities.
Omaha , Dec. 23 , An official of the
Union Pacific shops , discussing the re
port that the road may build electric
engines for use on mountain grades
of the system In the Omaha shops-
says ;
"Most of the big railroads of the
world are now working toward the
electricity proposition and the roads
are therefore being electrified. That In
a few years most of the railroad traffic
of the world will bo handled by elec
tric locomotives Is highly probable , and
In case the Union Pacific meets with
success on the heavy mountain grades
with Us new venture. It IH almost cer
tain that stops will be taken to elec
trify other divisions. "
Today's ads. should flnd some dcslr-
able tenants for some desirable prop