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THE NORFOLK WELKiA NEWS-JOURMAt MUlHi NOVEMllfiK 19 11)09 )
NO FUSS ABOUT COLTON , PORTO
niCO'S NEW GOVERNOR.
WILL TRY TO WIN ISLANDERS
Hat Made Good In Uncle Sam's Serv
ice In the Philippines and In Santo
Domingo Founht Against the Filipinos
pines Author of New Tariff For Our
Colonel ( it'orgo It. Cotton , who recent
ly arrlv'ed In Han Juan to assume the
duties of governor of Porto Itlco , Is ex
pected as one of the special features o (
IIH ! mission to convince the natives of
the Island thai the American people
have for them only the utmost gooi ?
The III defined political unrest prc
vailing for several years and the strlf *
among olllclals of the American civ : ,
government and between them and ,
certain sections of the native popula
tion have sorely tried the patience of
the Washington government. The cli
max came last spring when In an ef
fort to retaliate upon the civil govern
ineiit for fancied wrongs the I'orto
Jtlcnn assembly , through which the mi
tlves are given a voice In their local
a ( Tali's , refused to pass the budget.
Congress was obliged to take over
ruling action , making the funds auto
mntlcally available. President Tuft
then decided to put In the palace at
San Juan the best man available.
From service In the Philippines lie
took Colonel Colton , whose experience
as u business man , soldier and dlplo
mat makes him. In the opinion of his
superiors , the best type of successful
Colton a Man of Force.
Colonel Colton Is a man more than
six feet tall , with broad shoulders and
u military carriage. Ills head Is well
shaped and carries an especially llrm
jaw beneath an especially llrm mouth ,
which Is partly concealed by a trim
mustache , while there are firm lines
around the nose and a certain quiet
steadfastness in the eyes.
Colonel Cotton's scholastic education
was gained at the University of Mich
igan and at Knox college. Illinois. On
n tanch In New Mexico he began the
exciting experiences with which his
career has been dotted. Those were ,
the days of bitter conflict between cat
tlemen , Indians and sheep rustlers.
A few years of hardy , rough rider
experiences provided a strong constl
tutlon for later life. Then came busl
. ness the organization when he was
twenty-three years old of a uationa
bank In David City , Neb. , where the
Colton family had large property In
Served In Philippine Army.
At the outbreak of the Spanish
American war he began active military
experiences as lieutenant colonel o
the First Nebraska volunteers. Whei
the backbone of the Philippine Insur
rectlon was broken Colonel Colton 01
account of tils previous business ex
perlence was called upon by Genera
Merrltt to organize the customs serv
Ice. The large import business of the
Islands had to be systematized unde
American control. Without custom ,
tariff experience , but with a clear busl
nets Idea of the results deMred. Colonel
nel Coltou marched the Omaha com
puny of Ills regiment Into the etiston
house and began the work. When til
regiment was mustered out lie remain
ed "ou the Job" until ! ) > . " > .
While he was quietly enjoying a
month's leave In Washington during
the same year financial complications
arose in Santo Domingo. The unsta
ble government of that republic had
exasperated European creditors to the
point where there was danger of arm
ed Intervention , and the Washington
government asserted its influence.
At Work In Santo Domingo.
, , A treaty had been negotiated under
which the United States undertook to
collect the Dominican revenues and
segregate u portion for the service of
the adjudicated foreign debt. Colonel
Colton went to Santo Domingo and in
the most delicate circumstances Imag
Inable became receiver of the Domini
can customs. He remained there two
and a halt' years and then became In
sular collector of customs for the Phil
ippines and returned to Manila hi company -
pany with Mr. Taft. then secretary ol
war , who was making his trip around
the world. The new tariff for the
Philippines , of whleh Colonel Colton
was the author , was enacted Into law ,
and he bore an Important part In the
framing of that part of the Payne-
Aldrich bill which gave free trade to
1 the Islands.
In these tasks Colonel Colton's chief
asset has been a purposeful persist
ence , coupled with tact that comes
only from thorough knowledge of the
raros with whleh he lias dealt. In
nearly every position he lias held dls >
cretlon has been an Indispensable re-
Mr. Colton was formerly n banke
at David City , Neb.
America's Youngest Football Team.
Lake Forest. III. , lays claim to i
football team with three big prolmbll
Itles that It Is the richest , the llghtcs
and the youngest eleven playing li
America. The eleven boys represen
families whose wealth would total uj
Into millions. No youth on the lean
la more than twelve years old , an <
the boys tip the scales at an averagi
of ninety pounds. The team Is liter
tly "worth Its weight In gold. "
A Foolish Notion.
Must of the men who think tt
world Is against them are so Inslgnll
cant that the world has never notice
them Chicago Hecord-Uerald.
UNCLE SAM'S DOCTOR BILL
Sickness Costs the Country a Dllllon
a Year , Says Professor Jenks.
Professor Jeremiah W. Jenks , the
Cornell university economist , declared
In a recent lecture that this cost ot
sickness to tliu United States every
year was a billion dollars and that
ilnor allnienta which do not rciiulro
he services of n physlclnn probably
est a quarter of tliat HUIII. lie was
Iscusslng social problems and thetr
elation to health. '
"According to HOIIIO of the nest au-
horltles , " said Professor Jonks. 'In n
oiintry like the United States the loss
hrotigh sickness on the average by
very nioinbcr of the population Is thlr-
i. \ \ . JENKH.
teen days , resulting In a monetary loss
doubtless of more than a billion dollars
lars a year. " * *
Minor ailments which do not result
In the culling of a physician cost not
less than SlinO.OOU.OOO a year. Uy prop
er care probably nine-tenths of tills
loss could be saved.
"The loss that comes from overfa-
tlgue or a lowering of one's surplus
vitality of power of endurance Is , from
the economic point of view , even great
er probably than that due to Illness.
This feeling of fatigue , coming often
from the use of alcohol or of tobacco ,
or from carelessness In diet or unnec
essary loss of sleep , or undue length ot
the working day , amounts probably to
very much more than the direct loss
from illness. "
COOLING CALIFORNIA FRUIT.
Plan to Prevent Decay on Long Trans
At Lodl , Cal. , the United States gov
ernment Is building a preeoollug plant
for the purpose of freezing grapes and
other fruit when placed In curs for
shipment to eastern points. It Is a
portable concern and will prove a great
saving to the shippers In that region ,
as by Its system not the slightest loss
of fruit from decay will result Ic
transit. After the cars are loaded foi
shipment they are cooled by the am
monia process , the government experts
having found that ammonia accom
plishes in u few hours what it takes
Ice to do In several days. The fruits
are immediately put under u cool tem
perature , and , while Ice Is not done
away with altogether , not so much ol
it Is needed.
As many cars as possible will be
handled In the new cooling mariner at
Lodl. and the fruits will be inspected
by certain employees of the depart
ment of agriculture upon their arrival
at the great markets of the east. This
preceding plan Is one of < he necessi
ties In handling the Pacific coast fruits
prior to their long journey across the
A CO-ED AT SEVENTY-NINE.
Aged Woman Starts on College Coursi
Lasting to Ninetieth Year.
Mrs. A. D. Wlnship of Racine. Wls.
although uearlng her seventy-ulutl
birthday , has entered Ohio State mil
vcrsity for the regular colleglat (
course. For the last two years she
attended summer school ut the uni
. vcrsity , taking special studies.
1 She will study psychology and lltera
ture especially. She says that she has
fanned a course of study that wll
keep her occupied until she readies hei
Kindness to Animals School Course.
The Illinois legislature has dlctatee
that the humane treatment o : animal ;
shall be taught in the common schools
The law provides a penalty for neg
lect on the part of teachers. The pen
alty Is a withholding of 5 per cent o
monthly salaries. The law provide ;
that ono half hour eacli week shall to
devoted to teaching "klnelncss one
justice to and humane treatment am
protection of birds and other animal
and the Important part they fulfill ii
the economy of nature. "
Count/ Fairs For Indians.
It is intended to hold n county ful
annually ou every Indian reservatloi
In the United Suites. Horse ractui
will be a feature , but betting will to
A little Igloo now and then
Is relished by the Esklmen.
A little whale oil well frapped
Is relished by the Hsklmald.
t Washington Herald.
A little blubber , raw or b'lled ,
Is relished by the Esklchlld.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
11 The all of which shows just how har
The erlnd Is for the Esklbard.
The above Is certainly true too true.
Th * Eaklbard should Eskidoo ,
Scranton Trlbun * .
Who's to Get Cole's Job ?
Will Nebraska have a now footbc
coach next year ?
A general opinion in Lincoln ai
throughout the Missouri valley before
the Kansas-Nebraska game last Satur
day was that "King" Colo's Job do-
peiidud on the outcome of the battle
with the Jnyhnwkers. Nebraska lost
that game , and now the discontented
murmurs are Hounding loud through
out the Nebraska camp. The Corn-
tiusker followers have their eye on
Johnny Bender , the former Nebraska
star and yet an Idol among the Lin-
colnltcs. Bender Is coaching the Has-
kell Indians , who meet the Cornhusk-
ors on Nebraska field Thanksgiving
day , and If the Bvnvcs beat the No-
brasknns probably there will bo a
stampede for J. Bender to coach Ne
braska. Hero Is what the Lincoln
Dally Star has to say of the dlticon-
tout that Is surging big waves through
the Nebraska camp : '
"In the Nebraska football rooters'
camp there seems to be a Bender bee
a-stlnglng. About the city the alumni
are talking Bender ana moro Bender.
The alumni remember the times of
Twister' and 'Bonnie , ' and they nro
anxious to have the old school hold
the place of respect In the football
world that It did In those glorious
days. In the Missouri valley the Corn-
busker school then had few real ri
vals , and from 1899 until 1900 , the
Jaylmwkcr school was a Joke. The
last two years It has been a night
The Man of the Hour.
"If the Ilaskell Indians should hum
ble the Cornhuskors this year , which
they are as likely as not to do , Ben
der will bo the man of the hour. The
nlumnl of the Nebraska school feel
that there Is something wrong with
the football team , and whether It lies
In the coaching or not , they are prone
to condemn it as the reason for the
poor showing made ] > y the team.
South Dakota , with less Umfi ne-
fourth the number of male students
that Nebraska has , humbled the Corn-
huskers by tlelng the score , and Iowa ,
which has never been considered a
strong opponent , did the same. Then
Minnesota came , and Nebraska did ns
well as might be expected , but again
In the Kansas game the rooters were
The athletic management also seemo
to be "in bad" with the alumni and
the Nebraska supporters who are not
former students in the university. The
scheduling of games for financial rea
sons is charged. The Lincoln Daily
Star says :
"The alumni of the school , as well
as the supporters of the college team
who are not former students , feel the
need of n complete reorganization of
the athletic control. The present man
agement of university athletics has
been severely criticised , and it seems
justly BO. Three years ago the uni
versity team was taken to St. Louis
to play a professional school merely
for financial purposes , last year Car
lisle was taken on with the same aim
In view , and this year pur team will
bo sent to Denver , wherp the chances
are ten to ono that it will bo torn to
pieces by a team ofv professionals.
Denver has nearly the same team that
it had last year , and then even Car
lisle revolted at playing there. A Den
ver paper finances the team and hires
who it pleases to play.
Why Llncolnltes Are Howling.
"It is felt by those who have the
Interests of the school at heart that
games could be scheduled which
would bring largo enough returns to
'pay out' and yet would promote more
Tteen rivalry than would the games
with scliools which make monejr get
ting their chief ra'.son d'etre. The
promiscuous distribution of free foot
ball tickets and passes to hundreds of
Lincoln people who could well pay
their way Into the games , the hiring of
an Omaha gridiron at double the price
that should have been paid and the
seeming reckless use of money se
cured from the university football 1
games seems to have put the univer
sity In a hole where professional teams
with big rewards to offer have to be
taken on to pay the bloated expense
BETTING TO BE EVEN.
That Is Coffroth's Dope on the Jeffries
New York , Nov. 15. According It
James Coffroth , the San Franclscc
fight promoter , who Is here In an ef
fort to land the Jeffries-Johnson con
test for his club at Colma , Calif. , Jef
fries and Johnson will go Into the rlnt
at even money in the betting. Cot
froth Is considered one of the mosl
reliable fight handicappers In the coun
"There may be a shade the bettei
of It for one or the other before the
fight , " said Coffroth , "but when th (
gong sounds you will find that It l !
an even money bet and that Johnsot
will have as many backers as Jeffries
I do not recall a flght In which then
Is likely to bo more money change
hands than on this one. It Is quite
certain that the California money wit
go on Johnson to a large extent , as hi
has made a wonderful impressloi
there , and that a great deal of Jef
fries backing will como from the east. '
More bids are coming In from club :
and promoters who desire to produci
ttie big fight. Battling Nelson , tin
lightweight champion , desires to be
come a promoter and has wired John
son and Jeffries hero that ho will glvi
$85,000 to have their flght take placi
on tils property at Virginia City , Nev
Nelson offers to post $30,000 immedl
atoly to bind the offer. James Morgai
of Ogden , Utah. , wires that ho wit
give $80,000. When all the bids an
considered on December 1 it is be
Moved there will be a dozen fron
rd which to choose.
HE MAY STAR WITH JEFFRIES.
Goteh and the Biffing King in an At !
Now York , Nov. 15. H. H. Fraze o <
all according to well defined reports , ha
closed ono of the biggest deals in th
nd line of athletic vaudeville that ha
been pulled off In recent years , per
haps the biggest In the history of such
affairs. It Is understood that Mr. Frn-
zco has obtained agreements by which
James J. Jeffries and Frank Gotch will
travel under tils auspices for a period
of three months , billed as the two un
defeated American champions kings
of the boxing and wrestling fields.
They may meet all comers In some of
the cities along the road , both giants
figuring that this would be valuable
training practice , and In other burgs
will display their gymnasium act
coupled with exhibitions against their
artners. As Gotch Is a fairly capable
> oxor and Jeffries quite a good wrester -
er , the two big follows may occasion-
lly take a whack nt each other's game
nd put up warm exhibitions of a most
Jeffries , It Is said , will receive $2,000
week and Gotch $1,000 , wlillo other
cts to bo carried with the show Will
also the total salary list to about
5,000. If the deal Is completed with-
ut a hitch the giants will begin their
our about December 1.
Wl : HER BEATS STANTON
AMsner Basketball Team Claims Elkhorn -
horn Valley Championship.
Wlsnor , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special to
Tlio News : Stanton , 17 ; Wisner , 35.
The Wisner basketball team , the un-
lofeated champions of the Elkhorn
alloy , defeated the Stanton mllltla
earn In the Wisner opera house by a
icoro of 35 to 17.
The features of the game were the
nst playing and long throws ot
Schultz of the Wisner team.
The jW-isner team would like to
icar from , any basketball team In this
part of the state that Is open for
O'Neill Team Challenges Both.
O'Neill , Nob. , Nov. 15. Sporting
Editor The News : I notice In The
News of Wednesday an item from the
Norfolk high school stating that they
will not play O'Neill this year , on the
grounds that O'Neill did not play a
strictly high school team In the
O'Neill-Norfolk game last Thanksgiv
ing at Norfolk. I will state that if
: ho management of the Norfolk team
will take the list of the O'Neill team
published ln > your paper , and will come
to O'Neill and inspect the high school
records and find that- even ono man
was not a bona fldo high school stud
ent and attended the O'Neill high
school , not only the semester before
the same , but also the entire school
yeai , I will pay the management's
expenses up here and back. We will
play Norfolk , either at Norfolk or
O'Nolli , and will send Coa"h Hunter
a certified list of the O'Neill high
school team , giving the grades of each
member both this year and last , and ,
If necessary , we will send him Bertil-
llon measurements and photographs ,
and will have each member of the
team make affidavit that ho Is a bona
fide student and will bring our super
intendent down at our own expense
and have her certify as to the qualifi
cations of each member of the team.
The only reason that Norfolk will
not play us this year is , the fact
that tney know they will meet with
certain defeat. Mr. Hunter has proven
himself to be a gentleman In this con
troversy , but ho Is mistaken ns to
the facts as they existed last year
and exist this year.
1 also notice In The News an un
justified assault , not only on the foot
ball team , but on O'Neill citizenship
generally. O'Neill understands that
this slurring attack does not come
from the representative business men
of Nellgh , but is from a puny , clga-
rp * * ratlng , perfumed boy from Gates.
O'Neill Always Beat Team. "
O'Neill high school has ever been
Gates' superior In athletic sports. As
far back as 1904 when O'Neill high
school played Gates academy , Gates
was compelled to play Mr. Barbour ,
ono of their faculty , and Mr. Graybill ,
their institution's janitor , in the back-
field. Needless to state , O'Neill re
turned victorious , in splto of the fact
that Gates had the umpire and re
al fereo and all other officials. Really
a when we think of Gates' football
championship aspirations , it is to
laugh. In the tie game at Nellgh
played about a month ago , the menu
O'Neill was forced to partake of was
a five-cent salmon sandwich and a
cup of black coffee at the noon hour ,
On this we played Gates a tie game
What would have happened if we had
had turkey ? At the supper hour we
went to the Leonard house and had
the proprietor 'phone to Gates as tc
whore we should have supper. We
were humiliated , but not surprised
when the proprietor of the hotel In
formed us that Gates had requested
aim to furnish us with meals at IE
cents per mnn , which he refused tc
do. The management of the hote
will back us up in this. Wo were mel
at every turn In Nellgh with an en
thuslastlc hand clasp and a well wlsl
for victory. At the game with ai
attendance of about thirty , most overj
ono was boosting for O'Neill. These
are some of the little things Urn
O'Neill did not Intend to mention un
til forced to Justify their position bj
the high-collared , sleek-headed bo :
from Gates. In the game held ii
O'Neill , weather conditions being tin
limit , snowing and a high wind , w <
n will admit that the field was non <
to good. The condition of the field
however , was satisfactory to Manage :
Taylor of the Gates team , before th <
same. The penalties Inflicted by tin
referee , an O'Neill man , who has re
forced moro games than the ontlro fac
ulty or membership of Gates has eve
seen , Imposing three penalties 01
O'Neill for a total of thirty yards , tone <
ono penalty inflicted on Gates fo
, fifteen yards. This penalty was ir
is dieted for the Incorrect use of th
10 forward pass , which Gates did no
is play correctly , never did play correcl
ly , and In my judgment never will.
As to the robbing and unfair methods
used by O'Neill In the game hold here ,
these charges are too foolish and
groundless for fair consideration. Wo
will venture to say' that the workout
afforded Gates In Nellgh by O'Neill
was the best they ever had. Men
tlonlng green players , O'Neill hud five
men who were playing their first game
Hint day , and had wo been defeated
wo would not have sought out the
press to explain. That O'Neill citi
zenship consists of section crews , of
course , constitutes n disgrace In the
eyes of a senseless mutt llko "En
thusiast No. 2" from Gates.
Challenge Gates for Next Wednesday.
O'Neill does not wish that this
senseless clamor and baby play on the
part of Gates shall go further. O'Neill
will on next Wednesday piny the
Gates academy team In Ewlng , a town
half way between O'Neill and Nollgh ,
charging no admission , for the game ,
each team paying their own expenses.
Let this bo the last of newspaper
disputes , ns O'Neill will participate in
no more of them. Gates can fill the
columns of The News with their child
ish prattle , but the championship \
chip that Gates now claims to adorn
their shoulders , will bo found serene
ly reposing on the manly shoulders
of the athletes from O'Neill high.
We would suggest Mr. Trommor-
sfiausser of Ewlng , who Is a graduate
of Nebraska university , as referee ,
and Mr. Wattles of Nellgh ns umpire.
This will appeal to any falr-mtndod
person as being absolutely square on
Ducky McNlchols ,
( No more unsigned communications
will be published by The News In
this football controversy. Ed. )
BROWN COUNTY CORN SHOW.
Six Inches of Snow Fell In That Re
gion , Soaking Up the Ground.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Nov. 15. The
Brown county corn show opened hero
and will continue all of this week. The
first entry was made by George God
win of the sand hill country south of
town. Ills corn would be a credit to
any corn raiser in the older parts of
About six Inches of snow fell here ,
making over one-half Inch of water.
It was welcomed , as the ground was
N. Reese , a farmer living about two
miles west of town , died of typhoid
fever. The funeral was held Sunday.
Claude Smith returned Friday night
from a visit to his wife and family In
Attorney Douglas of Bassett sold n
half section of hay and pasture land
the other day to John Salzmnn of this
place" for $0,400. The land lays about
six miles southwest of Alnsworth.
VIRGINIA FOOTBALL MAN DIES.
Archer Christian Succumbs to Injuries
Sustained in Game.
Washington , Nov. 15. Archer Chris
tian , the left halfback on the Univer
sity of Virginia football team , who
was Injured Saturday In the game
with Georgetown , died early yesterday
morning from cerebral hemorrhage.
PLACES BLAME ON LOVER.
Young Woman Gives Statement to
Beatrice , Neb. , Nov. 15. In a state
ment made to County Attorney Me
Glrr , Miss Mae Austin , the young wo
man who was beekeeper for the Jon ?
Auto company who was shot In a
somewhat mysterious manner here
Thursday , gave the first satisfactory
explanation of the shooting that has
so far been obtained.
In her statement she places the
blame upon Frank Chamberlain , her
lover , who was arrested soon after
the deed was done and held awaiting
investigation. Chamberlain and his
mother stated that Miss Austin shot
herself accidentally while handling his
revolver , but their stories were so
conflicting that Miss Austin's state
ment was awaited. In her statement ,
which the county attorney was not
able to obtain at first on account of
the young woman's critical condition ,
Miss Austin says that following a con
versation with Chamberlain ' at his
home regarding their marriage , she
refusing to marry him this fall as he
wished her to do , he pulled a revolver
from his pocket and told her that he
was going to kill himself. She grab
bed his arm to prevent him from car
rying out his threat and the revolvei
was discharged. The bullet , whlcli
was a 32-callber , passed cntlrolj
through her right side , piercing hoi
lung. She Is unable to state whethei
ho intended to kill her or whether the
gun was discharged by accident dur
ing the scuffle.
The officers are Inclined to the be
lief that Chamberlain was determined
to murder his sweetheart and tlier
commit suicide , but that her screams
following her discovery that she Imi
been shot caused him to lose his
nerve. Little hope Is entertained foi
Miss Austin's recovery.
Nellgh Lad Shot Dead.
Nellgh , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special te
The News : The accidental dlschargi
of a 22-rlfio caused the death of Harr ;
Miller , the 12-year-old son of Mr. ane
Mrs. P. C. Miller , who live about fiv <
miles east of Nellgh , Saturday evening
ing at 7 o'clock.
Mr. Miller and his sons had jus
finished husking 2,500 bushels of corn
It is stated that the boys did most o
the work. Harry wont up stairs nn <
changed his wearing apparel , when In
cnme down and requested his 3-yeai
old brother to hand him the rifle
which , by the way , is ono of the chear
r est make on the market. In the past
ing of the gun from ono brother t
the other , it was accidentally dlt
t charged. The supposition is that th
t- weapon was cocked before the llttl
Dust ess , perfect track , and new steel
passenger equipment which is the
finest equipment that money can buy-
are afforded to patrons of the
"The Safe Road to Travei"
Electric block signals dining qar
meals and service " Hest in the World. "
For literature , information , lates
etc. , call on or address
C. W. LANDERS
FiSTULA-Pay When CURED
Piles All Rectal Diseases cured tvithout a surgical ' )
operation. No Chloroform , Ether or other gen !
eral aneasthetic used. CUUIi GUARANTEED
to last a LIFE-TIME. "EXAMINATION PRBB.
I WR1TB FOR BOOK ON PILES AND KECTAL DISEASES WITH J
DR. E. R. TARRY. 224 Bee Dulldlncr , Omaha , Nebraska
ellow took It in hand.
The ball entered the neck and sev
ered one of the great vessels. The
victim bled to death In his mother's
rnis before medical assistance could
arrive. Dr. Deattto was called and
mrrled to the scene of the accident ,
nit death had claimed the unfortunate
boy several minutes before his ar
The only word uttered by Harry
upon being shot was "Oh , Mamma ! "
Ho attempted to walk from one room
: o another , but fell across the thresh
old of the door.
No arrangements have as yet boon
made for the funeral services.
Bank Trial Has Begun.
Pierce , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special to
The News : The trial of the two al
leged Hadar bank robbers began In
district court hero at 2 o'clock tills
afternoon. Judge Welch Is on the
bench and Jurymen were present. It
seemed probable that a special venire
of jurymen might be summoned.
The two alleged robbers , Morrison
and Joyce , seemed not to be worry-
Ing. The defense was said to be ready
The prosecuting attorneys are :
County Attorney Charles Stewart ol
Pierce , Fred H. Free of Plalnvlew and
Judge Van Wngenen of Sioux City.
Defending the robbery suspects are
D. A. Sullivan of Sioux City and H. F
Darnhart of Norfolk.
Defense to Be an Alibi ?
It was rumored this morning thai
the defense would be an alibi and
many Sioux City witnesses were ex
pected to testify.
There are several Pinkerton men In
town , It Is said.
It Is also claimed that a special
force of police are now on duty to pro
tect Pierce from any undesirable citi
Alleged Robber Sings Well.
Morrison , one of the alleged bank
robbers , has a very fine baritone voice
and he lias been entertaining callers
at the county jail , particularly women ,
Robs Nebraska Bank.
Hebron , Neb. , Nov. 15. Two men
both strangers , one of them badly
wounded , were brought hero and
placed In jail , charged with attempt
Ing to rob the bank of the village ol
Gllead , Friday night. The actions ol
the men , who were loitering around
the bank building , aroused suspicion
and an attempt was made to arresl
them. They fled to the country witl
the marshal of the village and a num
her others pursuing. They flred or
their pursuers , wounding two , one so
voroly. One of the suspects was twice
wounded , one shot going through hh
leg , and their capture followed.
Funeral of A. H. Phillips.
Nollgh , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special t (
The News : The funeral services o
A. H. Phillips were held yestordnj
afternoon at the residence of the de
ceased , Rev. J. V. Hawk of the Moth
odlst church officiating , after whlcl
the remains were placed at rest ii
Laurel Hill cemetery. On Novombo
25 Mr. Phillips would have- been 5' '
years of age. With the exception o
about three weeks ho had been a con
tlnuous resident of this city for twcn
Robs Dakota Claim Holder.
Sturgis , S. D. , Nov. 15. J. L. Pui
cell , a claim holder near Brushte , E
D. , was hold up by a masked band !
and robbed of $3,372 which ho had 01
his person at the tlmo. Purcell wa
onrouto from Huron , S. D. , with hi
horses and household effects In an on :
Igrant car attached to a special frolgh
train. When within a few miles c
this place a masked man entered th
car door while the train was movln
rapidly and attacked Purcell with
knife , overpowering him and securln
his money. Ho then throw him froi
the car door.
Purcell was not hurt by the fall but
was bleeding profusely from knlfo
wounds. Ho managed to walj hero ,
however , wlioro ho notified the ofll-
cors. Search was Instituted for the
bandit , but up to today no clew has
been obtained. Pnrcoll will recover
from his wounds , although ho Is BO-
lously injured. It Is thought the rob-
jer got on the train at Tilford , a sta
tion a short distance from hero.
PLAN , FOR LAND OPENING.
Meeting Held at Kadoka , S. D. , Yes
Kadokn , S. D. , Nov. 15. A largo der
ogation of the citizens of the various
towns along the Milwaukee road ad
jacent to the Pine Ridge reservation
met in this city and held a very en
thusiastic meeting , which had for Us
purpose the taking of steps to secure
the opening of Washalmugh county on
the Pine Ridge reservation at the ear
liest possible time. A permanent or
ganization was effected under the cap
tion "Tho White River Commercial
club , " with 13. W. Reeves of Bolvidero
president , and A. 0. Granger of Ka
doka secretary. Congressman Charles
H. Burke was present and gave assur
ance of his hearty co-operation in this-
matter , as soon as the consent of the'
Indians could be secured. Plans are
under way to call a council of the In
dians In the near future , and no se
rious dlfllcnltles are anticipated in se
curing their consent to the opening.
If this consent can bo arranged at
once there seems to be little doubt
that a bill opening Washabaugh coun
ty will be passed at the coming ses
sion of congress. The organization la
planning on an active campaign to se
cure this result and arc receiving sup
port along tills line. This opening
will mean that another largo tract of
land will bo thrown open for settle
ment , and the homeseeker given a
chance to secure a , home on some of
the most fertile lands of the state.
Death of E. G. Schultz.
Atkinson , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special to
The News : 1C. G. Schultz , a druggist ,
died at 4 o'clock at his home. Mr.
Scliultz had boon suffering for some
time , but only recently was his sick
ness known to be of a serious nature.
By his death Atkinson lias lost one of
her best citizens. Mr. Scliultz leaves
a wife , one daughter and three sons
to mourn his loss.
200,000 Idle In New York.
Now York , Nov. 13. There are 200-
000 men and women In New York
City wtio arc waiting to work , but
arc not able to secure employment ,
was the statement made by Cora D.
Harvey , secretary of the national com
mittee of unemployed before the state
commission which is Investigating the
operations of the employers' liability
Capture Three Warships.
Managua , Nicaragua , Nov. 13. The
government defeated ttie revolution-
ts in a nav.il battle during which
three steamers and artillery were cap
tured. A number of revolutionists
were killed. Greyown was re-occupied
Thursday by the government without
a battle and Its forces arc now on the
way to Bluoflelds both by water.
Zelaya Recovers a Town.
New Orleans , Nov. 13. A cable mes
sage from President Kolaya of Nic
aragua , received by Consul General
Altzschul hero , states that the gov
ernment forces recovered San Juan
Del Norto , or Groytown , Thursday.
No mention was made in the message
of a battle in connection with the oc
cupancy of the town.
German Advance In Argentina.
The power and wealth of the rapidly
growing German community In Argen
tina are shown by the recent comple
tion In Buenos Aires of a new German
clubhouse costing over $200,000. The
building Is the finest of any of the
clubs of foreign residents in Argentina.
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