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WFKKLY NEWS-JOURNAL KMIHAY MAY 281909
Farmer Killed Nenr O'Neill.
O'Nolll , Nob. , Mny 24. Special to
Tlio News : J , N. Thompson , n far-
inor living close to town , wns killed
about 0 o'clock Saturday evening nt
bin homo by being thrown from n
wngon , his nock being broken.
In company with his llttlo daughter ,
Mr. Thompson hnd Just arrived homo
from town. Tlio girl hnd got out of
tlu ) wagon and gone to the house and
lior fatlior started to drlvo toward the
burn when the horses became frightened -
onod and cramped the wagon mai
denly , throwing him out.
Mr. fhompBon bought the farm on
which ho lived last fall and moved
hero tills spring from Harvard. Ho
wan19 years of ago and leaves a
wife and two yonng children. The re
mains will bo taken to Harvard Mon
day , where they will bo burled Tues
Fishermen Start Fire.
Fairfax , S. I ) . , May 22. Special to
The NOWH : Noting the advent of
warm , sunshiny days and balmy winds
and with a strong desire to quench
that longing deslro to devote a few
hours to the "sportive brook" as In
early youth , n handsome trio of Fair
fax "sports" awoke at 4:30 : bright and
early Tuesday morning and , by the
aid of tho' now steam automobile , betook -
took themselves to the placid waters
of the Ponca , some jthlrty-flvo miles
to the westward , with a1 plentiful sup
ply of angle worms and other "llsh
lure , " together with all the present
known devised means for the capture
of the "finny" tribe.
Arriving at a place bearing all the
"earmarks" of good "llshln1 ground , '
a dismount was ordered and all hands
turned to getting breakfast. Break
fast over and camp put In order ,
everybody made ready mid off to the
creek for a great big catch. About
this time the wind arose and , toying
with the embers of the early morning
campllro , soon had sparks out In the
grass and the "makln's" of a pretty
big pralrlo fire were at hand and doing
The erstwhile fishermen observed
the smoke and "made a run for It , "
and the rest of the forenoon was put
In fighting fire. They succeeded In
stopping the lire , but hero Is the Inventory
ventory of the day's work : Three
suits of $40 clothes burned ; three very
tired and pretty severely scorched
"sports , " and three fishes , each three
Inches In length.
Contribute to New Church Fund.
The Norfolk M. B. church on Sun
day made a voluntary contribution of
$78.40 to the Plaluvlew Church , to
help replace the $14,000 church and
parsonage , recently destroyed by fire
at the hands of an Incendiary. Q. L.
Goodell of Plnlnvlew conducted serv
ices In the Norfolk church In the
absence of Dr. Ray. who was nt No-
Ugh to preach the high school com
During the course of the service Dr.
Goodell related the Incidents of the
uurnlng of their splendid now church ,
and at the close of the service he
found the contribution as stated at
the door with the statement that the
amount would he made $100.
Since the calamity nt Plnlnvlew Dr.
Goodell has/ / raised nt homo about
$3,100 toward rebuilding , and ho has
received outside offerings from the
Methodists of Stnnton of $23 and from
the Methodists and Congregatlonallsts
of Neligh of $14C.7C. The future looks
much brighter to Plnlnvlew Metho
dists now than it did the morning af
ter the result of their work for years
was ruthlessly swept away in smoke.
Gave Life for Homestead.
Gregory Times : Bert Barnes , who
will be remembered as the- man who
filed from n sick bed last month , died
last week In his home at Vinton , In.
Ho got well enough to travel and wont
home , hut had a relapse which result
ed In his death. The exposure result
ant from his search for n suitable
claim was what cost him his life. His
widow can go ahead and hold the
claim if she desires , and she will prob
ably do so. Mr. Barnes had friends
here In Gregory who will be pained
to learn of his demise.
TWrd of an Inch of Rain.
A third of an Inch of rain fell upon
Norfolk and surrounding territory dur
ing Sunday night and Monday morn
ing , bringing benefit of inestimable
value to growing crops. The amount
of rainfall in Norfolk was .32 of nn
Inch. The rain cnmo gently , soaking
In as It fell.
Like Train Schedule.
West Point , Neb. , May 24. Special
to The News : The now Northwest
ern time schedule , which took effect
yesterday , gives great satisfaction to
the citizens of West Point , who rec
ognize In the new departure nn hn ;
Acquitted of Murder.
Sprlngvlew , Neb. , Mny 24. Special
to The News : ' The "unwritten law"
won out In the murder trial which
consumed the eiltlro week of district
court hero last week. Anthony Robin
son and William Bickley were both
acquitted of murdering Warren Suth
The Jury went out nt G o'clock Sat
urday evening and returned n verdict
, V t * between 9 and 10 o'clock that night ,
, ' , . . ' setting free the defendants.
The killing took place a year ago
May 12 , 1908. Robinson shot nnd
killed Sutherland in Sutherland's
fit , homo near Games , Neb , Sutherland
hnd boon repotted to have taken un
justifiable liberties with Robinson's
IS-yenr-old daughter and Robinson , ac
companied by his brother-in-law , Wil
liam Bickley , went to Sutherland's
homo nnd killed htm.
Dakota A. O. U. W.
Pierre , S. D. , Mny 24. The leaders
of the Ancient Order of United Work
men organization are beginning to
gather nnd lodge politics will have
the center of the stngo for n few days
here. Mauler Workmnn T. M. Sim
mons of Huron Is hero nnd again n
candidate for ti.o place nnd with him
nro Nicholas T. Trownck of Lend , who
desires the position of grand foreman
nnd J. H. Pnrrntt of Plerpont who will
contest with J , U. Lnvln for the posi
tion of grnnd recorder.
The fight will bo on the rntc ques
tion , Lnvln being for n higher rate
nnd Pnrrntt for a medium , or some
thing nenr the "Nebraska rnje. "
Several propositions along that line
will bo offered to be threshed out In
the lodge meeting ,
Neligh High School Wins.
Nollgh , Neb. , Mny 21. Special to
The News : The high school baseball
team of 'this city have won every
' ? nmo played this season , nnd consider
that they are the champions of the
northeast Nebraska. In order to glvo
any high school nine In this territory
n chance to question the title , they
are anxious to mnko arrangements fern
n gnmo on the Nollgh grounds for
next Saturday , May 29. Special hi'
ducements mny bo secured by ad'
dressing the captain , George Hard
Wanted to Go to Jail for Wife.
Can n man serve out Ills wife's jail
sentence ? .Judge Elseloy says not.
Mrs. Frnnkle Voting , colored , who ,
armed with a broom , assisted her
aunt , Mrs. Sadie DuBols In the assault
Wednesday on Carl BntlikV- , age 75 ,
was'fined $ ii nnd costs by Justice Else-
ley Saturday afternoon , n provision for
thirty days In the county jail being
tacked on In case Of non-payment.
Mrs. Young was In court with her
husband nnd two black babies , 1 and 2
years old. She had no money nnd
couldn't leave the babies.
Young , who works nt the Hartford
shop , pleaded to go to jail for his
Mrs. Young was finally given n
couple of days grace to go out and
hunt up money for the fine nnd court
Sadie Really Sick.
Mrs. Sndle DuBols , who was able to
disfigure Carl Bathko in the fight , was
too sick Saturday to appear In court.
I'he black lady was said to be really
sick. Her sister , Mrs. Frances Coleman -
man of Sioux Falls , bettor known hero
ns Frances Gordon , Is In Norfolk to
look nfter her.
Charge Too Strong.
County Attorney James Nichols who
wns cnlled up from Madison to prose
cute the cnso found that the chnrge
ngnlnst Sadie nnd her niece were "ns-
sault with intent to do great bodily
harm , " a district court and peniten
tiary offense. The facts did not seem
to warrant n term In the "pen" nnd
the county attorney modified the
charge to common assault nnd battery ,
an ordinary police court chnrge.
Sickness Calls Husband to Europe.
West Point , Neb. , Mny 24. Special
to The News : Joseph Kase , an es
timable business man of West Point ,
is seemingly marked for more than
his share of trouble. About a year
ago Mrs. Kase , with her two daugh
ters left for her old home In Moravia ,
Austria , to visit her aged mother nnd
In the hope that a change of climate
would benefit her falling health. In
a few months after their arrival one
of the little girls died of scarlet fever
and now the wife and mother is on
the verge of dissolution. A cablegram
conveyed the sad news that Mrs. Kase
Is suffering from pulmonary trouble
and Is not expected to. live. Mr. Kase
Immediately started for Europe In the
hope of seeing his wife before she
breathes her last. He has the heart
felt sympathy of the entire commu
nity In his great affliction. Ho Is the
brother of Paul Kase , deputy county
treasurer of Cumlng county , nnd Is
Graduation at Nlobrara.
Nlobrara , Neb. , May 24. Special to
The News : The Nlobrara high school
graduating exercises were held In Ho-
Inn's hall. The orations nnd the mu
sic were good. The hall was beauti
fully decorated In purple and gold.
After the graduation exercises the
members of the alumni nnd their
guests went to nnother hall nnd held
their annual banquet. There were
good toasts and music.
In the afternoon the graduating
clns of the common schools gave a
program and a one-act comedy In the
grammar room. The program was In
terspersed with good music.
Cumlnn " County Hogs.
West Point , "Neb. , Mny 24. Special
to The News : Paul Stuefer , a farmer
living north of the city , has just mar
keted sixty hogs of nn average weight
of 313 pounds , that were just eleven
months old. They topped the market
JOSEPH STORRS CAPTURED.
Absconded from Lincoln , Neb. , With
$10,000 of an Estate.
Lincoln , May 24. The Lincoln po
lice department received advices from
Seattle , Wash , , of the capture at that
place of Joseph Storrs , alias J. H.
McCarthy , for whom a vigorous chase
has been made for over a month , ex
tending almost across the continent.
McCnrthy , ns he'is known in Lincoln ,
Is chnrged with absconding with $10-
000 of the Horn estate , of which he
was administrator. Mrs. Helen Horn ,
n wealthy nnd eccentric widow , died
leaving the bulk of her property to a
friend. Relatives contested and the
will wns set aside.
Georgia Editor's Mlntake ,
Olive Fremstad , who has Just como
from Europe , says the women are
wearing monocles over there. It re
minds us that the last time wo used
the word monocle the printer made U
manacle , and we had to hide out for
two days. Atlanta Georgian.
110 clew Yet to Train hooucrs.
Dm tno Omaiia train robbom whiz
uuou ii iSuiiuin uaiiy oumluy morn
ing at the rate or mure tuuii thirty
an nour in a big leu touring car ?
mnuiiltio wab BUUU uy Lr. )
ii a ml wul Aiumunu us it
tmut on iSoiiont iivunuuBiiort-
iy auur u u. in. Just now many men
wuiu nt uiu car tnuy uiu not Know ,
ut'CHUdO tno jiiuuiniu wad going : U
alien u uouiunuuuo tutu OL upeuU tnut
mo numottr uoiuii not uu distinguished ,
iji , i uaiiuau btiyb Uiu car camu
uown .u mil D on avenue irom tuo west ,
tuiiicu norm on sixth street to Nor-
ion * , uvonuo aim tnenco east out of
.Nunoik is 120 miles from Omaha ,
IIIIU It lllla UOUll llgiUOd 0111 tllUt 1110
cat uoum nuvo juat about come to
iNOiiuiu noin Oiiuuia in me bix Hours.
.tvtiotiiui cur mat was noun btoKun
down on iNorioni a/emio ai u u. 111. ,
proving later to bo mat ol n Tilden
uvoiyman , caused homo commotion
lor n tune , For one tiling , it cuubett
\ . V. Ligtit , postal ciurit , to hasten
into mu leuernl building to bee whom-
or or not mo poatoiilce .hud been
robbed. Tno tact that one man sat
in mo aeut with n suitcitbo wailo oth-
luo cui , inuieuoed i\lr.
bUopiciou. Tins car later wont
to luo Aliiiitaiai gaiugo lor rejwlra.
ino tneoiy mat mo train robbofb
ptibbuu luiuuKli iNoriolK lb discredited
uy many wno boiieve tno rouueis
wouiu bo uuiiKoly to como out Into
me country , or that they would allow
to be been iiiiywnoro
Picked Men After Robbers.
Washington , May 24. btirred as It
has not oeun over u train holdup In
years , the olllcials ot the podtolllce do-
puitment have taken prompt and vlg-
oious bteps to capture the robbers nnd
bocuru mo booty taken by the men
who held up and robbed the Union
Pacific Overland Limited train near
Omaha Saturday night.
The olllco of Chief Inspector Mc
Millan of the postoHlco department to
day is one of unusual activity over the
daring robbery and the greatest in
terest is being manifested In the case.
A torce of postal Inspectors , men
picked lor their known bravery and
nerve , are already on the scene ot
the holdup working In co-operation
with the Union Pacific Inspectors and
nuthorltleb in an effort to round up the
robbers. This force will be increased
by tomorrow with several more men
in whom the chief Inspector has every
confidence for their nerve and ability.
This force will work directly under
the chlet Inspector here.
Omaha , May 24. In spite of the
vigorous search for the Lane cut-off
train robbers , the authorities have yet
secured no tangible clews.
John P. Maurer of New York city ,
a passenger , had not retired when the
train stopped. Expecting that the
robbers would go through the cars
and _ rob the passengers , Mr. Maurer
jumped to the ground and hid In the
weeds by the side of the track. He
witnessed the robbery of the mall car.
He remained In the weeds until the
sheriff's posse reached the place , after
daylight. Mr. Maurer heard an auto
mobile soon after the robbers disap
peared , but did not see It. He sup
posed It belonged to the robbers , but
this theory Is not now accepted by
the authorities. It Is the one in which
the police made their first search for
Four Men In a Wagon.
John Tavelle , an employe of a stove
factory nt Ralston , was walking to
his home in South Omaha and about
midnight wns passed by four men In
an express wagon headed for South
Omaha and driving rapidly. It Is the
general belief that these were the
train robbers. Tavelle was unable to
furnish any definite description of the
Four masked bandits held up and
robbed Union Pacific passenger train
No. 2 , known as the Overland Limited ,
a mile west of the city just before
midnight Saturday night and secured
seven mall sacjcs , and they are be
lieved to have contained a large sum.
The robbers evidently got on the
train at some town west of here. The
holdup occurred about a mile west of
the city limits In a deep cut along the
recently constructed Lane cutoff. The
robbers climbed over the tank and
forced the engineer to stop his train
and then proceeded to the mall car.
The clerks were forced to open the
door and hand out a number of
pouches of registered mall. Once they
secured the bags they hurried away
in a southerly direction nnd permitted
the train to proceed.
The passengers were not molested
nnd ns soon as the robbers left the
scene of the holdup the train proceed
ed to this city. A big squad of police
hurried to the scene and quickly start
ed in pursuit of the bandits.
The train was detained but fifteen
minutes , nnd left Omaha for Chicago
Robbery Near City Limits.
The robbery occurred within a mile
of the city limits. Two of the robbers
climbed Into the engine with drawn
revolvers and forced the engineer to
stop the train. The engine crew was
ordered out of the cab and two of the
robbers stood guard while the other
two escorted the engineer and fire
man to the rear. The quartette were
apparently acquainted with the
ground , ns they forced the train to
stop In a deep cut.
There were eight clerks In the mall
car and they were forced to open the
door. The chief clerk wns singled out
nnd nskcd to point out the registered
Fusillade of Shots.
A continuous fusillade of shooting
was kept up during the robbery , evi
dently to Intimidate the passengers
and crow. A ilagman who1 went to
the rear narrowly escaped being shot.
Several passengers who hnd not re
tired started to got out of the vesti
bule , but In no uncertain tones the
robbers ordered them back Into the
The train wns stopped only fifteen
minutes nnd made n quick run to the
union station , where the police were
quickly notified. Within half nn hour
Special Agent Canada , of the Union
Pacific , and a big squad of police start
ed for the scone of the holdup In an
automobile. Sheriff Bralley nnd n
force of deputies nlso loft for the
scene within a short time.
Got on Train at Fremont.
Conductor Wallace , who wns In
charge of the train , bolloves the rob
bers got on the train nt Fremont. All
four were well masked , but were well
dressed. The registered pouches were
all destined to eastern points , tlu
greater part of them being for Chicago
cage and Now York. Clerk Whltmoro
says the ponchos wore nmong the loss
Important of the registered mail. The
robber who entered the car asked for
the "bank mall , " but whether there
was any great amount of money In
the pouches Is not known.
Big Reward Offered.
The Union Pacific officials at once
offered a reward of $5,000 each for
the capture of the robbers , and n big
force of police and deputies from both
Omaha nnd South Omnlm started In
search of the outlaws. In what di
rection they started when they left
the train Is Indefinite , and whether or
not they had nn automobile Is not yet
known. It Is believed , however , that
they took advantage of the first op
portunity offered to iHflo the pouches
nnd made their escape to n hiding
place chosen In ndvnnco.
Despite the shooting very few pas
sengers were awakened , and few of
them will know ot the robbery until
they wake up ts iorrow morning.
Complain of Flour Rates.
Norfolk , Neligh , Albion , Humphrey ,
Pierce , Onkdale and fifteen other Ne
braska towns are very much Interest
ed In hearings before the state railway
commission , the comparative rates on
flour nnd wheat from these points be
ing attacked in a complaint filed before -
fore the commission by the Updike
Milling company of Omaha. The
roads affected are the Northwestern ,
the Union Pacific and the Burlington.
The Omaha miller complains that
the rate on flour from the towns men
tioned is less than the rate on wheat ,
the raw product. The updlkc people
kick because the Nebraska towns can
ship Hour to the Omaha market for
less than the Updike people can get
their raw mnterinl from the same
towns. The Updlkes want the rate on
flour and wheat to be the same.
Among the examples cited It Is
claimed that the Norfolk rate on
wheat to Omaha Is 11.03 , as against
9.98 on flour , the Albion rate on corn
10.63 ns against 8.5 on Hour , the Hum
phrey rate on wheat 11.0& as against
9.98 on flour.
The Hour rate to Omaha was made
when there were no mills there , and
the chief competition was with Min
neapolis. Now Omaha is fighting for
C. S. Bridge , of the Sugar City Ce
real mills , has not attended the hear
ings before the state commission ? , but
Is keeping In touch with the situation.
He believes that flour shipments
should have a lower rate than wheat
because there la less danger to the
company of loss , Hour suffering less
than wheat In case of fire and flood.
The action of the commission would
be to raise the special rates on flour
to the regular wheat rate If Updike
succeeds. The Issue Is between the
towns concerned and Omaha , as the
milling Industry Is an Important one
to the whole community.
Miss Clara Harrison Is In Omaha on
C. H. Groesbeck returned from Den
Dr. C. S. Parker will return from
Omaha tomorrow noon.
B. T. Reid and V. A. Nenow were In
Omaha on business today.
Mrs. A. Beemer of Lincoln is the
guest of Mrs. C. E. Burnham.
Mr. nnd Mrs. S. W. Lackey of Stanton -
ton are visiting at the home of R. S.
Miss Lulu Nethaway left for Kansas
City to join a theatrical troupe , after
a two weeks' visit with her parents.
A. P. Doe , who has been visiting his
daughter , Mrs. G. D. Buttorfield , left
today for his homo in Davenport , la.
Miss Mellio Bridge will return this
evening from a visit In Lincoln , whore
she attended the annual Pan-Hellenic
Mrs. Henry Bnrgelt and daughter ,
who stopped In Norfolk to visit on
their way west from their homo in
Michigan , left this morning on the
Union Pacific for California.
Mrs. Edward Burke , one of the
trimmers at the Barrett millinery
store , wns called to Nebraska City
this morning by a telegram Informing
her of the serious Illness of her hus
The "Great Sanger Street shows , "
which were In Stnnton last week , are
filling an engagement at Wayne this
J. F. Losch of West Point visited In
Norfolk yesterday at the home of his
daughter , Mrs. N. A. Huso.
Among the out of town visitors
were : Ray Losoy , Battle Creek ;
William Ulrlch , Pierce ; A. G. Hlellt ,
Battle Creek ; H. W. WIenholz , Gross ;
J. N. Coy , Plainvlew ; A. M. Nixon ,
Homer ; George Hndden , Genoa ; S.
C. Clucns , Spencer ; G. O. Taylor ,
Leigh ; Mr. nnd Mrs. George 0. Dunes ,
St , Edwnrd , and H. Evers , Lennox , S.
I. M. Mncy Is driving his now Ford
The Fourth of July committee will
hold Its first meeting this evening.
The graduating class attended ser
vices at the First Congregational
church Sunday morning , the pastor ,
Hov. Edwin Booth , Jr. , preaching the
M. B. Irvln Saturday afternoon
slipped on the floor nnd broke one of
the bones In his arm. Dr. Suitor re
set the bone and Mr. Irvln Is reported
: o bo doing nicely.
\\non V. A. Nonow returns from
Omnhn this evening ho will find two
spus awaiting him where ho left but
one. A llttlo boy nrrlvcd nt the No
now homo this morning.
Boveo , the Norfolk bnll twlrlor ,
pitched for Stnnton lost week In 1U
gnmo with Pllgor. Stnnton won I ) to
3. The Pllgor nlno bunched Its er
rors with Stnntou's hits In the third
Inlng nnd let In six runs.
Charles Johnston , nn expert from
one of the Omnlm country clubs , ar
rived In Norfolk from Otmilm Sunday
evening nnd started to work this
morning to Iny out the golf course nt
the now country club grounds north
of the city. Ho said that the turf
wns Ideal for a golf course and that
the club was unusually fortunate In
having water near ht hand.
Peter Unruh , the Tyndall man who
Is waiting trial at Madison on alleged
Insurance frauds nnd who has been
111 much of the time since his arrest ,
has not been deserted by hla family.
For some time , two brothers have
been with him , and his ( laughter Is
now In Madison. Mrs. Unruh has also
been to see her husband slnco his nr-
rest. Unruh was at one time one of
the most prominent nnd Influential
men In Tyndnll.
A dislocated shoulder put Dick Wal
ton out of the game In the second tus
sle nt the Enola wrestling match Snt-
urday night , "Kid" Jensen winning
the money. Walton got the first throw
In two and a half minutes. Walton's
shoulder was put to the bad after
about five minutes of wrestling for the
second fall. There was a good sized
crowd present. E. B. Kauffmnn ref-
creed the match. A second match
will probably bo pulled off In this city
for n purse of $50 ns a result of the
outcome. Walton Is said to weigh 230
pounds , Jensen 1GO.
Another legal holiday has como In
sight. O. H. Glllesple of Madison has
written Governor Shallenberger sug
gesting that one day be set aside In
July or August ns weed day , a day
for the destruction of weeds. Mr. Gll
lesple Is particularly Interested In
roads but In his letter he makes no
reference to the fact that for eight
years the law has provided something
In the nature of a weed day. It pro
vides that It shall be the duty of land
owners In this state to mow or other
wise destroy all weeds to the middle
of all public roads running along their
lands at least once In each year , be
tween July 15 and August 15. If the
land owners do not do this , the road
overseers nro authorized to do It and
the expense shall be paid by all of
the taxpayers of the county. The pay
shall come from the general fund of
the county. Mr. Gillesplo's suggestion
Is as follows : "For several years I
have agitated the Idea of setting apart
one day each year In July or August
as weed day , and as It has met with
some approval here I would like to
have you Inaugurate a state weed dny.
The first thing would be to ascertain
the time at which the most good could
be done , by cutting the weeds , ns I
believe that a great deal depends on
this , and then to set apart one day
not for a holiday but for a real work
day. I believe this would be an In
centive to the people to clean up the
weeds In the highways , pastures , back
yards , alleys , etc. , and would evident
ly result In much good , as people
would become In the habit of destroy
ing the noxious weeds. " At his own
suggestion Mr. Glllesple was appoint
ed a delegate to the good roads con
vention at Seattle. \
Is Norfolk In danger of surrenderIng -
Ing her police and general regulating
authority ? The course of the local
authorities In calling In the county
attorney In the cases against Sadie
DuBols and Mrs. Frank Young may
have set a precedent. It Is now re
ported that certain dissatisfied ones ,
Instead of appealing to the municipal
authorities , may go direct to the coun
ty attorney's offices with their local
grievances. The objective point in
the faintly rumored attack Is the 111
famed district over the Northfork
river , now within the city limits.
From time to time It has been ru
mored that a plan of city regulation
was being drawn up and this plnn hns
not met with favor In certain hostile
quarters. This faction wants the
houses wiped out altogether. County
Attorney Nichols was approached In
regard to this same matter some
months ago. At that time ho Inti
mated that he thought Norfolk should
look nfter her own police matters.
Slnco then the city hns cnlled Mr.
Nichols up from Madison to prosecute
a case , which he considered merely n
police court fracas. In view of the
circumstances and the provocation the
Madison official thought that the af
fair of Sadie DuBols' assault on Carl
Bathko was a matter for the police
court and the police. The not result
of the county attorney's visit appar
ently wns a Justice court fine of $5
nnd costs ngnlnst Sndle DuBols' niece ,
sentence hnnglng fire until the con
victed womnn could find the money.
The county nttorney , before ho left
the city hnll , said that he wns having
n change of heart In regard to police
affairs , ifo also hinted a warning that
If the practice of calling the county
Into police cases was continued , the
Immediate result would likely bo to
force the county attorney's office open
to all complaints of n purely local na
The charges against Chris Lensor ,
which have run over several terms of
court , are slated for trial on the dls-
You Will Need an Oil Stove
When warm days and
the kitchen fire mnko
cookiu nburclcM then
is the tune to try n New
Perfection Wick Hluo
Flame Oil Cook-Stove.
Marvelous how this
stove docs away with
kitchen discomforts how
cool it keeps the room in
comparison with conditions -
tions vhen the coal fire was
Wick Blue Flame Oil Cooi-tove !
is the only oil stove built with n CABINET TOP for holding plates
and keeping food hot after cookini ; . Also has useful drop shelves
on which to stand the coffee pot or teapot after removing fror.i burner.
Fitted with two nickeled racks for towels. A marvel of comfort ,
simplicity and convenience. Made in tlueo
sizes with or without Cabinet Top. If not
with your dealer , write our nearest agency.
LamJ Jll8t such a
" " >
The X lamp as
every one wants hand
some enough for the parlor ; strong enough for
the kitchen , camp or cottage ; bright enough for
every occasion. If not with your dealer , write
our nearest agency.
Standard OH Company
( Incorporated )
trlct court docket nt Mndlson next
Frldny. The Peter Unruh forgery
case comes just ahead of the Lensor
case , but may not bo tried before
Imlpe Welch this term on account of
Unruh's poor health. The horse steal
ing charge against Frank Fry Is list
ed for trial on Thursday. Judge
Welch convened district court for
jury work Monday afternoon.
Planted Spuds ; Now Fined $100.
Madison , Neb. , May 25. Special to
The News : pistrlct court opened nt
I o'clock , with Judge Welch on the
bench. The case of the First Natlonnl
bank of Mndlson vs. C. W. Sprout ,
growing out of n promissory note
which the bnnk holds ngnlnst Sprout
ns maker , It being nn Innocent third
purchaser , persists In remaining In
court , It already having been tried In
the district court three times , t ken
to the supreme court once , and called
for trial at this term and continued
until the fall term. Sprout claims
that he signed an order and not n
Divorce Allowed to Stand.
Motion of the defendant In the case
of Paul Vrzel vs. Dorothy Anna Vrzel
asking that the judgment of the court
In annulling the marriage contract be
set aside was overruled. At the last
term the marriage contract between
these parties was annulled on the
ground of alleged lunacy of Mrs.
The Sugar Factory Suit.
In the case of John Koenlgsteln vs.
Norfolk Improvement company , mo
tion of defendant requiring the plain
tiff to make his petition more definite
and specific was sustained , and plain
tiff was allowed thirty dnvg to file an
Unruh a Sick Man.
Motion was filed by council for the
defendant in the case of the state of
Nebraska vs. Peter Unruh , charged
with numerous forgeries , nlso affida
vits by Dr. F. A. Long and Sheriff
Clements in support of same. Motion
asks for a continuance until the fall
term , alleging that defendant is sick
and physically unable to appear In
court nt this time.
Durland's Garnlshee Lifted.
In the six coses of W. H. Field ,
nlnlnttff In error , vs. Andrew J. Dur-
land , the petition In error Is sustained
and the judgment of the lower court
Is reversed and set aside and the gar-
nlshee discharged. Costs are taxed to
the defendant In error nnd superse-
daes bond for review fixed at $300.
Fence Row In Court.
The case of state of Nebraska vs.
Frank Tomkn was for violation of nn
Injunction of the court. Tomka was
brought before the court by the sher
iff nnd ndmltted having violated the
Injunction alleged and falling to show
cause for such contempt , the court
adjudged him guilty nnd fined him
$100 nnd costs. This trouble grew
out of n line fence between his field
and n neighbor's , and ho , unwilling to
exercise his rights ns provided by law ,
disobeyed the restraining order of the
court , moved the fence and made a
potato patch of the disputed territory.
Now ho must abandon his potato crop ,
replace the fence In Its original posi
tion , pay $100 and costs , nnd proceed
in the manner provided by law for adJusting -
Justing such matters.
Damage Suits Dismissed.
The cases of Mattlo Turner against
Mndlson county nnd J. S. Beer ngnlnst
Mndlson county were dismissed , ns
will bo the cases of Nnpper and Glen-
son ngnlnst the county.
Methodist Society Meets.
Madison , Neb. , Mny 2-1. Special to
The News : The Woman's Foreign
Missionary society closed Its conven
tion , which hnd been in progress for
two days , In the Trinity MothpdlBl
church of this city. The ofllcorsichW-
en for the coming year are :
dent , Mrs. Mao Orris ,
president , Mrs. Ida M. BlaW
second vice president , * Mt8.
Wakefleld ; recording *
F. E. West , Wnynort : ofilfMi4W / ?
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W. McGregor ,
ent : Mesdame
Emma SchultJ ! , J. F. Pouchor , J. C.
Clark , Stnntou ; Mcsdames M. C. H -
zon. D. K. Tyndall , A. G. Kuhl , J. II.
Oxnnm , Norfolk ; Mesdames .1. W.
Kirkpatrick , Ida Blair , F. E. West ,
Wnyno ; Mrs. Hoborla Flchor , Mndl
son ; Mrs. Edith Wlnobronor , Walt-
hill ; Mrs. Ida J. Moo , Fremont , and
Mrs. Clara Clark Gates , Lincoln.
At Saturday evening's session Mrs.
D. W. McGregor of Madison delivered
the address of welcome , to which fit
ting response was made by Mrs. Mnu
Orris of Stanton , the president of the
society. After the singing of n solo
by Miss Clark , teacher of music In
the Madison public schools , Mrs. Ida
Moo of Fremont , gave an nblo address
using as her subject , "Our Young Pee
ple. ' ' This was followed by a paper
on Korea by Mrs. Gratton , which wna
well received. In closing the oven-
Ing's program , Mr. Sweet of Madison
gave a solo. t %
The devotional exorcises tTils mornIng - ' -
Ing wore led by Mrs. F. E. West oE
Wayne. The address of the morning
was then delivered by Mrs. Clan *
Gates of Lincoln , which was followed
by a paper on "Zennnnn AVork In In
dia" by Mrs. D. K. Tyndnll of Nor
folk. Several musical numbers , ono
of which was a solo by Mrs. Ida
Blair of Wayne enlivened the ocr.a--
The afternoon's exercises wens
opened with music by the Mndlson
male quartette. Papers were read by
Mrs. Kirkpatrick of Wayne and Mrs.
Poucher of Stanton. The address of
the afternoon was delivered by Mrs.
Gates of Lincoln on the work in Mex
ico. Mrs. John Holsteln of Stanton
sang a solo , and duets were given by
the Misses Litka and Miss Clark and
Fitting and appropriate losolutronu
were read and adopted at the close o <
the meeting this afternoon eulogizing
i the work of the society , extending a
vote of thanks to Mrs. Gates for her
Interesting addresses , and expres'slnc
the gratitude of the members for the
generous treatment accorded them by
the people of Mndlson.
The next meeting will be held at
Moss Succeeds Stockdale.
Winner , Neb. , Mny 24. Special to
The News : At a special meeting o
the Wlsner school board held Satur
day night Prof. S. M. Moss of Fair-
berry was elected as superintendent :
to succeed W. T. Stockdale who goes
to Madison. Professor. Moss comes
to Wlsner highly recommended ns a
successful school mnn.
Fire at Aberdeen.
Aberdeen , S. D. , Mny 25. Tramps
smoking cigarettes started a fire In
a buggy shed of J. B. Moore's furni
ture store. The first started to
spread to the barn nnd the warehouse.
Three valuable horses and n largo
amount of furniture wns destroyed-
The loss Is estlmntcd nt $0,000 par
Gregory Land Office Completed. .
The new land office building at
Gregory Is' just completed. The base
ment will bo occupied by a cigar fac
tory and the first floor by the goverft-
ment land office , while the'secdrfil
floor will bo used as n lodge hall'1"1
Dakota Child Drowns In Barrett' > '
Sioux Falls , S. D. , May 25. ThW'if-
yenr-old son of L. Denouden , n farmer
PelilnloaH16p'ilJarreI ) '
of Bon Horamo ,
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