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o THE NOitFODR WEEKLY NEWb JOU-ttNAL.-FWUAY MA-ROH 26-1909
A New Record In Harmony.
Hopulillcnn city ticket :
For mayor , .J. I ) . Sturgeon.
For city clerk , ICd Hartor.
For city treasurer , 0. li. Anderson.
For police Judge , C. F. Klaolcy.
For Btirvuyor , A. J. Colwoll.
For inoinburH board of education , 13.
M. Hunting nd H. M. Kroner.
For tin- council ( caucus nominees ) ,
First ward , \V. II. Ulakoman ; Second
ward , 1C. 10. Coleinan ; Third ward , 1C.
U Loucks ; Fourth ward , II. T. Donnur.
It took the Republican city conven
tion Just fifteen minutes to endorse
the elllclent city administration of the
imst year , renomlnate Mayor Sturgeon
nnd the other retiring members of the
Republican administration and pick
two candidates for the school hoard.
Shortest Convention In History.
For the tweedy transaction of busl-
ncHB the convention last night at the
city hall sot a new record. It was the
Hhortest convention ever held In Nor
folk. At no time lias there been any
real question of the renominatlon of
the different members of the Sturgeon
administration. Harmony was the
keynote of the convention , which was
attended by some forty-odd delegates
nnd a good slued crowd of spectators.
Every nomination was made by accla
Burt Mapes Chairman.
Oeorgo N. Heels , chairman of the
city central committee , called the con
vention to order. Chairman Heels re
ferred to the victory of a year ago and
urged that In entering on the pre
liminary stops of the campaign care
should bo taken to have the party
merit the conlldence which It now en-
Joys. The only promises made a year
ago were , the speaker said , fair play
and a square deal. With the same
simple guarantee this year he declared
that there could be no factions In the
Chairman Heels announced that the
central committee had examined the
list of delegates as published in The
News ami that the same had been
found correct. The published call and
the list of delegates was read by S. D.
Robertson , secretary of the city com
mittee. On motion of Hurt Mapes the
list of delegates as read was declared
the accredited delegates to the con
vention and the delegates present from
each ward were authorized to cast the
full vote of the delegation.
The convention organized by electIng -
Ing Burt Mapes chairman and N. A.
Huse secretary. ,
Sturgeon by Acclamation.
The name of Mayor J. D. Sturgeon
was presented to the convention for
renominatlon by G. F. Kane , a Norfolk
traveling man from the Second ward.
The nomination was made by acclama
Sturgeon Thanks Convention.
Called on by the delegates , Mayor
Sturgeon thanked the convention for
the honor it had bestowed upon him.
He appreciated it all the more because
It was the second time that ho had
been given the nomination by acclama
tion. He accepted it as an endorse
ment of the present administration ,
The mayor confessed that when he
was ilrst elected he was afraid of his
own judgment erring and was afraid
tnnt at times ho might take courses
which were not for the best interests
of the city. As a result of the conven
tion endorsement ho felt encouraged
over the past year's work. While selfish -
fish interest prompted him not to run ,
ho promised that if elected he would
try to give every citizen the benefit of
fair and equitable treatment.
The mayor's remarks were ap
Harter Makes a Hit.
City Clerk Ed Harter was presented
for renominatlon by M , D. Tyler. Hit
nomination was made by acclamation
Harter was called on and thanked the
delegates in a neat little speech , whicli
was the hit of the evening. He had tc
thank both his Republican and hit
Democratic friends for Harter has
been nominated by both city convon
Present Officers Renomlnated.
City Treasurer C. L. Anderson was
renominated by acclamation on motioi
of M. C. Hazen.
Police Judge C. F. Elscley was giver
a unanimous renominatlon on motioi
of C. C. Gow.
A Democrat for Surveyor.
M. C. Hazen stated that inasmucl
as the Democrats had nominated one
Republican , he would nominate A. J
Colwell , the Democratic candidate , foi
city engineer. The nomination was
made by acclamation.
Huntlngton nnd Fraser for Board.
Nominations being called for th <
school board , J. W. Merrlam on behal
of the Fourth ward presented R. M
Fraser. J. D. Sturgeon nominated E
M. Huntlngton. Both nomination ;
were agreed to by acclamation.
On motion of G. F. Kane the centra
committee was authorized to fill an ;
vacancies which might occur.
The following central commlttei
was announced by the several wards
First ward , Jack Kocnlgstein ; Secom
ward , S. D. Robertson ; Third- ward
R. H. Reynolds ; Fourth ward , R , M
The candidates were authorizedv' <
select a city chairman to direct tn <
The convention then adjourned.
STILL AGITATEDABOUT DEGNER
Third Ward People Refuse to Cfco
Down May Get Out Petition.
Personal and political friends o
Julius Dcgner apparently refuse to re
cover Immediately from their surprls <
and indignation occasioned by tin
action of the Third ward Domocratli
caucus in defeating for renomln'atioi
a man who Is declared by his asso
elates on the council to be as valuabh
a man as is now serving the city.
Declaring that the caucus actloi
could not represent the sentiment of
more than n very few , Third ward resi
dents have been considering the propo
sition of putting Hefner's name on the
ballots despite the fact that he flatly
declined to run by petition when Ilrst
approached. It Is quite possible that
within the next day or two a caucus
meeting may be called to nominate
Dognor or a petition circulated lu his
Julius Dognor. his friends point out ,
Is now president of the city council ,
a position to which ho will be sure to
be re-elected If he stays on the coun
cil , lie has served eight years on the
council and has always been chair
man of the street and alley committee ,
where ho has rendered careful and
valuable service. Mr. Doxner has
lived In Norfolk forty years and Is a
sturdy pioneer who has .contributed
his share to'Norfolk.
HENRY HAASE DECLINES TO RUN.
Emphatically Declines Nomination for
Henry Haase emphatically declines
to make the Democratic race for police
judge. Ho Issued the following state
ment Saturday morning :
"I positively and absolutely will not
accept the nomination for police Judge
by the Democratic party or any other
party. I stated so the night of the
city convention. Henry Haase. "
A CARLOAD OF CABLE.
Yankton Report Looks Like Yankton-
Norfolk Was Active.
Yankton Press and Dakotan : A
carload of cable arrived today for
Engineer Yuille of the Yankton and
L , C. Uorg , who has boon foreman
of the Northwestern section at Albion
for the last few years , has decided
to try farming this year.
Trainmaster B. O. Mount was In
Norfolk this week to attend a meeting
of the officials of the road and mem
bers of the O. R. C. called to explain
the minor changes in the conductor's
schedule recently adopted.
R R N EWS
John Connors , a resident of Huron ,
S. D. , for many years , and one of the
best known passenger conductors on
the Chicago and Northwestern railway
in that section of the country , has re
signed his position because of ill
health. Mr. Connors entered the em
ploy of the Northwestern company at
Madison , Wls. , when but fifteen years
of age , and has continued In its ser
vice for more than thirty-live years ,
twenty-five years of whicli he has re
sided in this city. As a mark of
recognition of his faithful service the
Northwestern company has entered
his name upon Its pension roll.
Burke Warns Homesteaders.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , March 20. Home
steaders : Inasmuch as a great deal of
confusion appears to exist as to the
time which those who make home
stead entries are required to remain
upon their homesteads before making
commutation final proofs , John L.
Burke , register of the United States
! land office at Rapid City , has issueJ
a letter of Instruction to the thou-
I sands of homesteaders who at present
hold government land in South Da
kota on which they have not yet sub
mitted final proof.
Under the old system , after a set
tler made entry he or she had a period
of six months to establish a residence
on the land covered by the entry , and
when they made final proofs this pre
liminary period was counted construc
tive residence , and with an additional
residence of eight months more
fourteen months in all they were en
abled to make final proofs.
Register Burke calls attention to
the fact that In the cose of nil home
stead entries made since November i ,
1907 , a full fourteen months' actual
residence is required before the person
who made an entry will bo eligible to
submit his final proof. Thus the six
months' constructive residence , which
had in the past boon considered In ref
erence to commutation proofs is elim
For instance , if a homesteader es
tablishes a residence on the land cov
ered by the entry just before the ex
piration of the six months granted by
law , It will under the now ruling be
necessary for the entryman or entry-
woman to make their actual residence
upon the land for a period of fourteen
ail ! months , dating from the day they
actually established their residence on
the land. In cases of this kind final
commutation proof cannot bo made
until at least twenty months from
date of entry have elapsed.
In cases of homesteaders who es
tablish their residence on the land im
mediately after making their entry
they would be able to make final com
mutation proof after the fourteen
months' actual residence , and thus
would receive the benefit of the proba
tionary period of six months granted
settlers to establish their residence ,
and during whicli , even if they do not
establish their residence on the land
until the last day of the six months
following date of entry , their entries
are not subject to contest.
ARRESTS IN PlffSBURG.
Prominent Men Arrested as Result o |
Grand Jury Work.
Pittsburg , March 22. As a result ol
the grand jury Investigation last weeli
the municipal corruption court todaj
ordered indictments against the foi
lowing men : Dallas C. Byers , a mil
lionnire manufacturer ; F. W. Griffins
cashier of the Columbia Natlona
bank ; Councllmen John F. Klein , W
H. Weber and Charles Stewart ; am
H. L. Bolger , a hotel proprietor.
Confesses to Bank Robbery.
Shenondoah , la. , March 22. A man
found In a straw stack two miles from
this place yesterday , today confessed
to having assisted In blowing the safe
and robbing the First National bank
of Imogone , la. , Saturday morning. He
gave up $1,500 of the ? G,000 taken. Two
other suspects were located at White
Cloud , twenty miles north of here.
CASTRO ACTIVE AGAIN.
Joined by Mendlble , Who IB Opposed
Diesbend , March 22. Clprlano Cas
tro , former president of Venezuela , left
today for Cologne , Paris and Bordeaux.
Ho will embark March 20 on the
stea.ner Guadeloupe for some Carib
Wlllemstadt , Curacoa , March 22. It
Is said that Senor Mcndlblo , formvr
goveinor of the Venezuelan state ,
GuarJco , left Colombia March 20 for
Port of Spain , Trinidad , to Join Castro.
Mendlble IB opposed to the assumption
of the presidency by Vice President
NEW RAILROAD HAS OFFICES
The Norfolk-Yankton Building Com
pany Secures Offices at Yankton.
Yankton Press and Dakotan : The
Dakota Construction company , In
corporated at Pierre on March 5 with
a capital stock of $500,000 has taken
the office rooms over the R. B. Burns
millinery store , In the G. W. Roberts
building and Is moving In. This Is the
Yankton-Norfolk railroad company and
the Incorporators are W. P. Dickinson ,
George A. Yuille and J. H. Johnson ,
Chicago ; G. W. Roberts , C. J. B. Har
ris and J. R. Hanson of Yankton.
Railroad rumors , printed In Sioux
City papers , are to the effect that the
Burlington has a surveying gang workIng -
Ing between Omaha and Fremont and
will build a line parallel to the Union
HAYWARD KEEPSTO NEB ASKA
Postal Job Is Turned Down for Secre
taryship and Future Prospects.
The telegram from Washington stat
ing that Judge William Hayward , who
was tendered the position of first as
sistant postmaster general , had de
clined the place and will remain secrc
tary of the national Republican com
mittee , means that Hayward w'H sacri
fice national honors at Washington
just now , for the prestlage which he
will gain from close contact with na
tional politicians as national secre
tary and that he will in all probability
be a factor in local politics , and that
either the congressional nomination
from the First district , the governor
ship or the United States senatorshlp
may attract him , according to political
The News was the first newspaper
to publish the offer ot the post 01 first
assistant postmaster general made to
the- young Nebraskan. At the time
The News gave this exclusive story
several months ago , It stated that the
thing which would keep Judge Hayward -
ward from Washington would be the
reasons now publicly understood ,
a desire to remain secretary of the
national committee and to continue in
Nellgh , Neb. , March 22. Special tc
The News : John M. McAllister has
about comp'eted ' the addition to hie
brick office building which he will
move Into In a short time. It Is one
of the neatest furnished rooms for his
business in this city.
An organization has been formed In
Royal township to protect'the trout In
the Verdigris. The membership mini- -
hers about one hundred. They offer a
reward of $5.00 for Information ol
violators of the fish laws.
District court adjourned Saturdaj
morning to re-convene this morning
at 11 o'clock , when the jury is
scheduled to report.
A bouncing daughter was horn tc
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jenkins of this
city last week.
The W. L. McAllister oratorical con
test between the students of Gates
academy will be held Friday evening
at the auditorium. The subejct Is ;
"The Conservation of Our Natlona
Resources. " Those taking part an
Miss Etnel Adams , Miss Irene Burton
Miss Willetta Donnor , Harry Johnston
George Randall , Wallace Taylor am
Samuel VanDorden. Mr. McAllIstei
not only furnishes the prize , but als (
pays for the use of the auditorium.
With the spring election fast ap
preaching there is no move on th <
part of candidates or the usual curb
stone organizers to call a meeting foi
city officers. However , that whlcl
has been usual custom , by placlnj
the candidates on the ticket by petl
tlon , will again prevail this year.
North Nebraska Deaths.
Mrs. William Wltte of WInslde dle (
In a Sioux City hospital after ai
Charles Wright of Pllger died at th <
age of fifty-eight.
Herrick , S. D. , stays wet by a vet <
of 80 to 39. The city election re
suited in the election of Karl Rolchel
W. J. Bishop and W. S. Slaughter ai
trustees , E. J. Walker as treasurer
Charles Auerwalk as clerk and M. L
Buck as assessor.
North Nebraska Deaths.
Arthur S. Mnlsh , a prominent resl
dent of O'Neill , died In an Omaha hos
pltal , aged thirty-four years.
North Nebraska City Elections.
The nominations for municipal of
flees by the two parties of West Poln
are as follows : Citizens' tlcket-
i , ayer , William Dill ; clerk , Josepl
Bluechel ; treasurer , William C
Smith ; police Judge , John H. LIndale
councilman First ward , Peter Has
sler ; councilman Second ward , F. W
Kloko ; councilman Third ward , Fre <
Sendun ; for members of the board of
education , E. M. Von Seggern nnd
Frank L. Boyor. People's ticket
Mayor , F. D. Hunker ; clerk , John C.
Hanson ; treasurer , Robert H. Ker-
Itow ; city engineer , C. A. Heller ; po
lice judge , D. J. Crellln ; councilman
First ward , Henry Ickman ; council
man Second ward , O. C. Anderson ;
councilman Third ward , Hlmer Peter
son ; for members of the bo aid of edu
cation , James C. Elliott and John H.
The Albion no-license caucus nomi
nated the following ticket : For mayor ,
'A , A. Williamson ; city clerk , Robert
T. Flotrco ; city treasurer , W. S.
Price ; city engineer , Frank Watson ;
police judge. W. A. McCutclien ; alderman -
man , First ward , S. D. Phillips ; alder
man Second ward , P. A. Krause. It
was decided by motion that the ques
tion of license or no-license bo placed
on the ticket , and the nominees of
the caucus be pledged to abide by the
wishes of the majority.
The annual Madison city caucus re-
nominated W. L. Berry for police
judge and Councllmen Glllesple and
Davis. H. C. Jensen was nominated
for city engineer.
The village caucus at Pllger nominated
E. W. Krueger , S. C. Jeffries nnd G.
W. Munger as trustees , C. A. Tlnney
as clerk and F. J. Young as treasurer.
Clearwater Wants Fish.
Nellgh , Neb. , March 22. Special to
The News : A committee consisting
of J. F. Fannon , J. M. Payne , Charles
Prater and Fred Leewe of Clearwater ,
recently presented a petition to S. F.
Gilman of this city a skins him in be
half of the citizens of our neighbor
ing town to put In a fish chute In his
dam when he makes the repairs of
the forty foot wash out.
It Is Impossible to state at this time
what Mr. Gilman will do In regard to
the petition , as now he Is working a
large force of men for a new concrete
flume , which will at least take two
months before Its completion.
The Spencer school board met and
elected the following teachers for the
coming school year :
Miss Rachel Falrchlld , superintend
ent ; Miss Marcla Mitchell , principal ;
Miss Theo Sabin , assistant principal ;
Miss Renna McKenzie , grammar ; Miss
Mary Dennis , Intermediate ; Miss
Lydia Page , second primary. The
primary is to be supplied.
TWO TICKETS AT PIERCE.
New Order of Things In Municipal
Pierce , Neb. , March 22. Friday
evening marked a change In Pierce
municipal politics. Heretofore it has
been customary for the voters to meet
in one convention and thresh out their
political straw in the shape of city
officers , the victors being declared
the unanimous choice and going on
the ticket as the citizens' party ticket.
Thus only one ticket has been nojni-
nated from year to year and election
day consisted only in ratifying the
action of the mass convention. This
spring two mass conventions were
held and the result of their delibera
tions has thrown the town Into con
siderable excitement which will prob
ably be intensified as election day ap
proaches. The followers of the old
citizens' party met at the opera house
at 8 o'clock Friday evening and the
second meeting was held at Inhelder's
hall at the same hour on the same
The new organization will be known
hereafter as the people's party. Be
tween eighty and ninety voters attend-
td the people's party caucus and the
business was1 transacted with the skill
and pdecision of veterans. N. M. Nelson
was selected as chairman and J. L.
Centlivre secretary. Daniel Duff , the
present councilman from the West
ward , received the unanimous vote of
the convention for mayor , while M ,
Inhelder for treasurer and L. P. Ton-
ner for clerk were selected with prac
tically no opposition. W. E. Bishop
was selected for city engineer but de
clined the honor and Herbert Craven
was endorsed. The ward caucuses
met Immediately after the selection
of the city ticket. In the East ward
there were between thirty and forty
votes and they all went to Albert
Magdanz , jr. , for councilman. Close
to fifty voters took part In the West
ward deliberations , J. F. Rohn win
ning over C. E. Button on the second
ballot after a hot but friendly con
test. The convention was then con
vened to endorse the nominees and
perfect a party organization.
The citizen's party convention at
the opera house started off with fire
works and the pyrotechnics were kept
up at different stages of the game In
calling the convention to order Douglas -
las Cones took occasion to roast the
people's party caucus , stating that
such action plainly indicated that
they had not been In sympathy and
were not now In sympathy with the
way past administrations had con.
ducted the affairs of the city. He
eulogized the officials of the past and
present administration , said Pierce
became a city and Inadvertantly put
In a good word now and then for the
city attorney. W. E. Powers and F ,
W. Stelnkraus were selected as chair
man and secretary nnd Mr. Cones
placed F. J. Rastede In nomination for
the position of mayor. John Furek
placed Daniel Duff , the people's party
nominee , In nomination. Then the
fireworks wont off again , Mr. COIIOE
asserting Duff was not entitled to any
consideration at their hands ; that he
was affiliating with the "wrong
crowd" and was not In the least In
sympathy with the things they wanted.
He believed In making a fight. Mr.
Rastede , however , positively de
clined to run for mayor and the
caucus very reluctantly nominated
Mr. Duff , the vote standing , Duff 4G ;
Rastode 78 ; Turner 1 ; Buckondnhl .
Sam Berg , a son-in-law of Mr. In
helder , was selected as treasurer by
acclamation , thus keeping the job In
the family. Hason Turner , Relnhold
Stelnkraus and J. P. Tonnor were
nominated for clerk. On the first bal
lot Tonnor lead and more fireworks
were sent heavenward when Mr , Cones
arose to protest as to the correctnese
of the vote. Ho believed that If the
vote was counted correctly Stelnkraus
would be elected. A second ballot was
then ordered , the Turner forces golnp
to Stelnkraus and making his nomlna
tlon sure. W. E. Bishop was nomi
nal ed for city engineer. F. J. Rastede
was nominated for councilman In the
West ward by acclamation while in
the East ward a lively scrap took
place between Albert Magdanz , jr.
the nominee of the people's party
caucus , and Henry Bnckcndahl , the
latter securing the'nomination. . The
convention closed with a prayer from
Mr. Cones to confound their enemies
Soon Tire of Matrimony.
Nellgh , Nob. , March 22. Special tc
The News : Papers were filed In the
district court last week Friday by N ,
D. Jackson , attorney for Mrs. EHle
Lawson Nash , who seeks to secure n
divorce oi\ \ the ground of non-support ,
The case will come up before Judge
Welch early this week. It Is re
ported that there will bo no defense
made as it is a mutual agreement be
tween the contracting parties. Mrs
Lawson nnd Mr. Nash were married
during the month of January of this
Friday Offered by Democrats.
Democratic city ticket :
For mayor , John Friday.
For city clerk , Ed Harter.
For city treasurer , W. J. Stafford.
For police judge , Henry Haase.
For surveyor , A. J. Colwell.
For members board of education :
H. C. Matrau and J. J. Welsh.
For the council ( caucus nominees ) :
First ward , Gus Nitz ; Second ward ,
Oscar Uhle ; Third ward , August
Fisher ; Fourth ward , Pat Dolln.
John Friday , twice mayor of Nor
folk and last year defeated for the
nomination by two votes , was again
put forward by the city Democracy
last evening , receiving the nomination
by a vote of 34 to C. The movement
to push Former Mayor H. C. Matrau
forward as a candidate received no
convention support save in the Second -
end ward. Mr. Matrau did not sanc
tion the use of his name and prevented
his own delegation from casting any
votes for him.
The convention was attended by
forty delegates- and by a big crowd of
spectators hopeful of a repetition of
the exciting scenes of last year's con
H. F.'Barnhart Chairman.
After reading the official call , Carl
Wilde , secretary of the city central
committee , asked the convention tc
organize. Attorney II. F. Barnliart was
elected chairman. Wilde declined to
act as secretary , a post which he has
nearly always held. J. E. Haase was
chosen secretary. After the credentials
had been canvassed by a committee
consisting of H. ( Z. Matrau , E. B ,
Kauffman and Dr. A. Bear , the tem
porary organization was made per
Informal Ballot for Mayor.
On motion of Councilman Kauffman
an informal ballot \vas taken i'oi
mayor by wards , in place of oral
nominations. As tellers for the evenIng -
Ing John Schelly from the First ward
E. B. Kauffman from the Second ward
August Steffen from the Third ant :
Mat Shaffer , jr. , from the Fourth were
Friday Wins Easily.
The informal ballot resulted In the
Third ward casting ten votes for Frl
day and the Fourth ward seven. Tlu
Second ward gave nine to Friday am :
flve to Matrau. The First ward gave
eight to Friday and one to J. J. Welsh
Matrau Makes It Unanimous.
On the secretary announcing thai
the vote for mayor was : Friday 34
Matrau 5 , Welsh 1 , Mr. Matrau move (
that the rules be suspended and thai
John Friday be declared the nominee
by acclamation. The motion was seconded
ended by J. J. Welsh , who had re
ceived a vote , and was carried with
out opposition. Dr. Bear then sug
gested a committee of two to escor
the candidate to the convention. Th <
chairman named H. C. Matt an and J
J. Welsh. The committee salliet
forth , but later returned with the In
formation thr.t Mr. Friday had closec
his store and gone horn-
Dr. Simmons Declines Clerkship.
On motion of T. C. Cantwell Dr. R
C. Simmons was nominated for clt ;
clerk by acclamation. Dr. Slmmom
on learning of the action sent wort
that he positively declined to run.
Councilman Kauffman then an
nounced that under the circumstancei
he would move that the rules be sus
pended and that Ed Harter oe nomln
ated by acclamation. A half dozei
delegates seconded the nominatloi
and it was carried with a shout. Et
Harter Is the present Republican clt ;
clerk and will also be renominated a
the Republican city convention tali
Stafford for Treasurer.
W. J. Stafford was nominated foi
city treasurer by acclamation , Wll
Ueckor making the motion.
Colwell for Engineer.
A. J. Colwell , Northwestern fore
man of bridge building , was on mo
tlon of Mutt Shafer , jr. , given tlu
nomination for city engineer by accla
Haase Didn't Want to Run.
The nomination of former Council
man Henry Haaso for police judge or
motion of August Brummund followed ,
Word was received from Haase thai
he was much obliged but that he would
not run. Attorney J. C. ISngolmnn was
offered the nomination but declined.
The names of J. F. Redman , August
Brummund , W. H. Weeks , Pat Dolln ,
J. J. Welsh , Fred Braasch and T. C.
Cantwi'll and A. D. Howe were of
fered to the convention. "I nominate
Tommle over there by the door , " said
one Third ward delegate , "I don't know
his name hut he's alright. "
"We're nominating Republicans , "
said Ira Hamilton. "I nominate Oeorgo
C. Lambert. " "That's a joke , " said
Chairman Barnliart. "And It's also
premature. " declared Carl Wilde , "for
a delegation Is over at the skating rink
talking to Henry Haase. "
The skating rink delegation came
back and said that Haase had been
forced into accepting.
The central committee was author
ized to fill all vacancies.
Central Committee Named.
The following city central commit
tee was named by the different wards :
First ward , Dr. J. H. Mackay ; Second
ward , E. B. Kauffman ; Third ward ,
Anton Btichholz ; Fourth ward , F. W.
W. H. Weeks was called on and ad
dressed a few words to the delegates.
The city convention then adjourned
and Immediately reorganized as a
school district convention with the
H. C. Matrau Renominated.
H. C. Matrau was ronomlnated as a
member of the school board , receiving
the nomination by acclamation on
motion of DC. A. Boar.
Jack Welsh for the Board.
For the second nomination Ira Ham
ilton offered T. C. Cantwell while
Councilman Kauffman nominated J. J.
Welsh as a Junction man.
The vote resulted : First ward :
Welsh G , Cantwell 3 , Matrau 1 ; Second
end ward , Welsh 10. Cantwell 3 , Wilde
1 ; Third ward , Welsh 8 , Cantwell 1 ,
Dr. A. " Bear 1 ; Fourth ward , Welsh 5 ,
Cantwell 2. Total : Welsh 28 , Cant-
well 9. Dr. Bear 1 , Carl Wilde 1 , H. C.
Matrau 1. Welsh was nominated by
acclamation on motion of Cantwell.
Mr. Welsh was called for and
thanked the convention. Ho said tint
he was proud of the nomination and
would be proud of the office if elected ,
in which case he promised to do all In
his power for the benefit of the Nor
folk city schools.
DR. MACKAY CHAIRMAN.
Central Committee Organizes with J.
H. Mackay at the Head.
Following the city convention , the
Democratic city central committee mot
and organized for the campaign by
electing the following officers : Dr.
J. H. Mackay , chairman ; E. B. Kanff-
man , secretary ; Anton Buchholz , treas
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION I ON IGHT
Mayor Sturgeon's Administration Will
Mayor Sturgeon and other mem
bers of the present Republican city
administration will be nominated at
the city convention , which will meet
in the city hall tonight at 8 o'clock.
FRANK E , BARNUM DEAD
Former Madison County Newspaper
Man Expires at Bonesteel.
Bonestoel , S. D. , March 19. Special
to The News : Frank E. Barnum ,
formerly editor of the Chronicle at
Madison , Neb. , and later editor of the
Pilot here , died here last , night. The
funeral will be hold at 2 o'clock Sun
Mr. Barnum had been 111 ever since
the Trlpp county land rush. Ho had
been confined to his home at Bone-
steel for several months up until a
short time ago , when he seemed to
be improving in health.
Road Notice to Land Owners.
To All Whom it May Concern :
The commissioner appointed to lo
cate a road commencing at the north
west corner of section 13 , Township
22 North , of Range 3 West , in School-
craft precinct , Madison county , Ne
braska , running thence east one mile"
and terminating at the northeast cor
ner of said section , has reported in
favor of the opening thereof.
Said commissioner aas also reported
in favor of the closing of the follow
ing road , , to-wlt : Commencing at the
southwest corner of the northwest
quarter of section 13 , Township 22
North , of Range 3 West , In Madison
county , Nebraska , and running thence
east one mile and terminating at the
southeast corner of tiie northeast quar
ter of said section 13 , and all objec
tions to opening of said proposed now
road or to the closing or vacation of
said old road or claims for damages
on account of either of said road ?
must be filed In the county clerk's ol
flee on or before noon of the 25th da
of May A. D. 1909 , or said roads wl. .
bo opened or vacated , without reference -
Geo. E. Richardson ,
Three Wisner Deaths.
Wisncr , Neb. , March 20. Special to
The News : The death of John Fred
ericks , for many years a resident of
this city , occurred at Norfolk. Mr.
Fredericks has boon a sufferer from
spinal trouble for years past , which
rendered him almost helpless and ut
last caused his death. The death of
this husband and father wn unusually
sad , three children having been bur
led before him within the last fifteen
months. A wife and two daughters
survive. The body was brought to
Wlsner Sunday morning. Funeral
services wore held at the Congrega
tional church Sunday afternoon after
which the remains wore laid to rest
In the Wlsner cemetery.
Mrs. Larson , wife of Mr. Lars Lar
son , died at her home four miles west
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Crocarm XSo ,
TONE BROS. ,
Dos Molnei , Iowa. .
of Wlsner Monday night , aged ilfty-
slx years. Deceased has suffered for
some tlmo with a complication of di
seases which ended In death. A hus
band , three sons and two daughters
mourn her death. The funeral was
held from the M. 13. church Thursday
Mrs. A. R Dlnges died Sunday at.
her homo northeast of this city , of
rheumatism. The funeral was held
from the homo Wednesday.
Hits Hot ) , May Lose His Eye.
Because ho slashed at a hog will ) a
ouggy whip howls Dicker , a > farmer
living a half mile north of Hadar ,
stands an oven chance of losing his
Bicker was driving the hog with a
buggy whip. Ho hit the hog a hard
blow and the end of the whip Hew
bnck striking him In the eye , break
ing the eyeball.
Bicker came to Norfolk today to
see a doctor. It Is very doubtful if
the eye can be saved.
Bicker Is a Russian.
In the matter of the estate of Wilhei-
mine May , deceased. In the county
court of Madison county , Nebraska.
Now , on the fifteenth day of March ,
lOOil , came Jack Koenlgstein , the ad
ministrator of said estate , and prays
for leave to render an account as
It is therefore ordered that the
fouitei'iith day of April , 1)0 ! ) < ) , at t
o'clock p. m. , at my office in Madison ,
Nebraska , be fixed as the Mini- and
place for examining and allowing such
account. And the heirs of said de
ceased , and all persons Interested In
said estate , arc required to appear at
thej.line and place so designated , and
show cause , if 'such exists , why said
account should not be allowed.
It Is further ordered that said Jack
Koenigstein , administrator , give notice
to all persons interested in said es
tate by causing a copy of this order to
be published in the Norfolk Weekly
News-Journal ; a newspaper printed
and In general circulation In said
county for three weeks prior to the-
day set for said hearing.
In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand and affixed my of
ficial seal this fifteenth day of March ,
A. D. 190'J.
William Bates ,
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