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8 THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1U 1900
Victor Hangs for Crimes.
Aberdeen , 8. I ) . , Nov. 1C. Emit Victor -
tor , n young man forniurly of Hast
Aurora , N. Y , , was hanged at 8 o'clock
thlH morning for tliu most horrible
crlino In the history of South Dakota ,
the wanton killing of four persons ,
llln vIctlniH wore J. W. Chrlutlu , a
grain bnyor at the llttlo ( own of Ru
dolph , Drown county ; Mm. Christie ,
Mildred Chrlhtlo , UKud 10 , and Michael -
aol Uonayno. a yoiniK farm band. Tbo
murder wan committed on tbo morn
ing of July U , last , tbo inotlvo bolng
In a cnnfcRHlon made by Victor bo
ntatod that liu bid during tbo night In
tbo CbrlHllo barn , awaiting the com
ing of GbrlHtlo to do tbo morning
chores , when bo Intended to pound
him Into IntuHiBlblllty and rob him of
tlio largo HUIII which lie expected to
11 nd In bin possession. However , he
killed ClirlHtlo , and young Ilonayno
appearing upon tbo ficeno ho also
killed him In order to cover up tbo
flrst crime , and then alHO felt com
pelled to kill Mrs. Christie and her
daughter , Miss Mildred , BO there
would bo no living witnesses against
him. Victor was able to secure only
about $13 In cash as the fruit of tbo
Ills father and mother and other rel
atives reside at Hast Aurora , and ho
has a brother , Charles Victor , In Chi
cago. Ills parents , a sister and his
Chicago brother came to South Da
kota and were present at bis trial , but
at Us conclusion and following the
offering In evidence of the confession
they Immediately departed for tbo east
and have since wholly abandoned the
murderer to the fate which bo so rich
Victor , who Is only about 20 years
of ago , will bo tbo seventh person to
end bis life on the gallows In South
Dakota since tbo state was admitted
to the union of states on November 2 ,
1889. The six who have boon banged
wore John Lehman , Jay Hicks , Two
Sticks , ( a Sioux Indian ) , Ceorgo Bear
and Allen Walking Shield , also Sioux
Indians , and Nathaniel K. Thompson.
It Is an Interesting coincidence that
of the six persons banged In South
Dakota since statehood , three were
executed by the state authorities ,
while tbo other three were executed
by the United States authorities for
South Dakota. The three executed by
tbo state authorities wore white men ,
while tbo three executed by the fed
eral authorities were Sioux Indians.
Since Victor was sentenced to be
hanged there has been much discus
sion and controversy as to the Identi
ty of the first person hanged In the
state since South Dakota was admitted
to the union. This doubtful distinc
tion belongs to John B. Lehman , who
was hanged In Ouster county on Feb
ruary 19 , 1892. This Is a case which
appears to have been entirely forgot
ten by the newspaper men who thus
far have written of the historical
cases of hanging In South Dakota.
Lehman was executed for the wanton
murder on July 11 , 1889 , of James H.
Burns , a constable. Burns had gone
to the homo of Lehman to arrest him
on a minor charge. Lehman had been
warned by friends of the Impending
attempt to arrest him and had pre
pared himself. As soon as Burns ap
peared at his homo be fired upon him ,
the charge passing through the offi
cer's body and causing almost Instant
death . The murderer fled and was not
captured until September 1 , 1889 , when
ho was found at Rushvlllo , Sheridan
county , Neb. , near which place he had
secured employment on a farm. The
reward of $500 which had been offered
for his capture was promptly paid and
ho was taken back to Custer county.
The case was a remarkable one In sev
eral respects , one of which was the
fact that Lehman was sentenced to
death no less than three times.
Nathaniel K. Thompson suffered
death on the gallows at De Smet on
October 7 , 1893 , closing one of the
most brutal chapters of crime In the
history of the state. Thompson's wife
had obtained a divorce from him and
had gone to the home of Mrs. Blectra
J. Bllton , a resident of the town of
Arlington. Thompson went to the Bll
ton homo to see his former wife. Af
ter a brief Interview , at which Mrs.
Bllton was present , Thompson drew a
knife and attempted to stab bis for
mer wife. Mrs. Bllton , to protect her
friend , throw her arms around Thomp
son and received the knife thrust
which was Intended for Mrs. Thomp
son. She soon died from tbo wound.
The verdict of guilty was returned by
a jury on February 23 , 1893 , and on
February 28 following Judge J. O. An
drews pronounced sentence , fixing Oc
tober 7 , 1893 as the date for the ex
Jay Hicks was hanged at Sturgis on
November 15 , 1894 , for the murder of
an old Meade county cattleman'named
Meyers , whom ho killed In cold blood
for purposes of robbory.
Two Sticks , a Sioux warrior , whose
homo was on the Pine Htdgo reserva *
tlon. was hanged at Deadwood for the
murder of some boys at the ranch of
Isaac Humphreys , near tbo border of
George Bear , a Brule Sioux Indian ,
whose homo was on the Rosebud res
ervation , was banged In Sioux Falls
in the fall of 1902 for the murder of
his nephew and a government em
ploye named J. W. Tayloo , who was
the government agent In charge of
the district where Bear resided.
Allen Walking Shield , who also was
a Brulo Sioux Indian , with his homo
on the Rosebud reservation , was
hanged In Sioux Falls on October 24 ,
1902 , for the murder of an Indian
woman , whoso daughter ho forcibly
abducted after killing the mother , wbc
objected to the attentions paid by him
to her daughter.
DAKOTA RAILROAD PLANS.
Not a Mile of New Road In Opcratlor
This Year ; Much Grading Done.
Pierre , S. D. , Nov. 1C. While 1DOS
lias been a year of great railway ac
tlvlty In South Dakota , It hau not boon
a year of actual railway construction.
With all the stir , tbo year Is likely to
end without a single mile of now line
In operation In the state. A lot of
grading has buen done , however.
Everything Is In shape for a large
addition to railway mileage next year.
Tbo Milwaukee road has rushed work
on lines west of the Missouri river In
territory which Is to be opened to set
tlement next April , and IH In bhapc
whore It can quickly get the linen In
operation for tbo handling of the new
settlors. The grading work Is practi
cally completed on the line from Mo-
bridge Into the Thunder Butte section
of the state. On the Fox Hldgo line
south of tie : Moreau river graders are
still at work.
Tlio Northwestern road while It has
boon fully as active as tbo Milwaukee
In preliminary work , has not pushed
grading to such an extent as has Its
rival. Grading outfits are yet at work
on the line from Blunt to Gettysburg
by way of Onlda , connecting tbo Pier
re line with the Gettysburg extension.
Tbo company Is also pushing grading
work on the extension cast from Belle
Fourcho. Beyond this Its activity ap
pears to have been along the line of
preliminary work In the engineering
department , getting Into shape for real
active construction work next year.
The survey of the line from Hitchcock
to Onlda Is practically completed. It
has also completed Its survey of a line
from Iroquols to Doland. It has also
been active west of the Missouri , pushIng -
Ing Its engineering force east from
Belle Fourcho Into the White Owl
country , It having filed with the secretary -
rotary of state a resolution of exten
sion from Belle Fourche almost to
the east line of Monde county.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis , while
starting surveys west of tbo Missouri
last spring , allowed the work to lag ,
until the Hawley Interests secured
control of the property , since which
time there has been more activity.
Material Is being placed on the ground
for a bridge across the Missouri at
LoBeau , on what Is said to bo the
coast extension of that system. Di
vision headquarters have been estab
lished at Watertown for the pushing
of work. The company has also filed
with the state railway commission
a plat of an extension from Aberdeen
to Pierre along the old grade put In
years ago. It has an option on the
grade as a donation In case it begins
construction by next July.
The proposed electric line from
Sioux City Into the state appears to
retain some life , and the promoters ,
who are securing rights of way , say
they will next year build through
the counties of Union , Clay , Yankton ,
Turner and Hutchlnson.
Taken altogether the situation ap
pears to be favorable for a great In
crease in railway mileage In the state
ENDS LIFE WITH A GUN.
Gage County Farmer Commits Suicide
Beatrice , Neb. , Nov. 16. Andy Rldg-
Icy , a former resident of West Beat
rice , but for the last few years a
farmer near Pickrell , this county com
mitted suicide by blowing bis brains
out with a shotgun.
A Unique Shower.
Nellgh , Neb. , Nov. 16. Special to
The News : An original shower was
given for Miss Amy Mellck , by the
club girls of this city , known as the
Pleiades ( representing seven stars ) ,
at the home of Miss Mae Hall. As
Miss Mellck will be Interested In the
telephone at her future home , the
club girls devised a way by which
she received upon calling for a num
ber , all of the shower gifts over the
The house was profusely decorated
with hearts and cuplds shooting their
arrows right and loft. After the
guests had amused themselves writIng -
Ing telegrams to the bride from the
dainty refreshments were served ,
letters In the word "honeymoon , "
You'll find It in the want-ad column.
H. L. Snyder Walters' qhlef.
H. L. Snyder , lost and damaged
freight Inspector for the Northwestern
with headquarters at Norfolk , has been
appointed chief clerk to General Man
ager Frank Walters , with headquar
ters at Omaha , his new appointment
being effective today , and Mr. Snyder
will leave this week to take up his
new work. Mrs. Snyder will accom
pany him and they will reside In
Order of Hearing of Final Account.
' In the matter of the estate of Phil
lips W. Hull , deceased , In the county
court of Madison count , Nebraska.
Now on the 4th day of November ,
1909 , came Annlce Elizabeth Hull and
Jack Koenlgsteln , tbo executors of
said estate , and pray for leave to ren
der an nccoun } . as such executors.
It Is therefore ordered that the 6th
day of December 1909 , at 1 o'clock
p. in. , at my office In Madison , Neb. ,
bo fixed as the time and place for
examining and allowing such account ,
And the heirs of said deceased , and all
1 perbons Interested In said estate , are
) required to appear at the time and
place so designated , and show cause ,
If such exists , why said account should
nqt bo allowed.
It Is further ordered that said An-
nice Elizabeth Hull and Jack Koenig
stein , executors , give notice to all per
sons Interested In said estate by cans
Ing a copy of this order to bo pub
llshed In the Norfolk Weekly News
Journal , a newspaper printed and in
general circulation In said county , foi
three weeks prior to the day set foi
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
unto set my hand and affixed my of
flclal seal this 4th day of November
A , D. , 1909. Wm. Bates ,
W. I ) . Golden , now chief dispatcher
at Fremont , succeeds Mr. Snyder in
Norfolk , with supervision over terri
tory east of Long Pino. J. C. Northrop
rep , formerly station agent at Valen
tine , Is appointed for territory west of
Long Pine. Ills headquarters will bo
Mr. Snyder has been with tbo North
western for many years. Ho was for
merly chief train dispatcher and later
chief clerk to General Superintendents
C. C. Hughes and S. M. Bradon. Seine
months ago ho was appointed lost and
damaged freight Inspector.
MANY DRUNKS AT NELIGH.
Several Visitors In the City Were Ar
rested During Day.
Nellgh , Nob. , Nov. 15. Special to
The News : Saturday afternoon and
evening wns an unusually busy time
for the police In arresting drunks on
the charge of disturbing the peace of
the city. B. N. Nemelr of Waterloo ,
la. , and Art Brown of Nebraska City ,
Neb. , were the first arrested in the
C. E. Scott , George Nelson and Tom
Bulllck of Omaha , and Ed Keelcr of
Nellgh were arrested In the evening
for fighting on the corner of the
Yearnsbaw saloon. All wore brought
before Police Judge McCalg , who as
sessed each a line of $5 and costs
which amounted to $7.50. Ho also
administered free gratis a lecture that
no doubt will be of benefit In the fu
ture. The men , with the exception of
Keolor , are strangers In this city , but
arc husking corn a few miles out of
town. All the fines arc expected to bo
Miss Claire Hughes spent Satur-
ray and Sunday with her parents near
R. H. Rohrke spent Saturday In
this city visiting his many friends.
Many of our local nlmrods have
been getting a good many ducks the
last few days.
Lulcus Green leaves Monday to
spend the winter on his homestead
In South Dakota.
Ed Crook returned from Madison
where he had been serving on the
The flrst snow of the winter fell
Miss Nellie Hays has given up her
school work here and will stay at
home this winter.
Forest Jones spent Saturday and
Sunday with his parents , north of this
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Walling of An-
then , Iowa , are visiting at the Mason
home this week. Mrs. Walling Is
a nelco of Mrs .Mason.
Charles Church is the new mall car
rier on route No. 1. He succeeded
Harry Nye , while Mrs. Arthur Colo-
grove succeeded Mr. Church as man
ager of Mrs. Waddel's store.
The people of Meadow Grove are be
ginning to see what can be accomp
lished when , the right man gets a
hold of her only newspaper. The
new editor , Mr. Clifton , Is an enter
prising and ambitious young man , and
as soon as possible will give us a
weekly paper to be proud of.
Work on the new mill commenced
this week. This is one more good
addition to our enterprising little
Under the direction of G. M. Hop
kins our schools are in a flourishing
condition. The Meadow Grove high
school has been placed on the ac
credited list for three-year high
Mrs. J. M. Pile , of Wayne normal ,
will be In this town In the near future
to give one of her lectures on her
Now at Work On Airship.
David Smith , the young farmer of
Deverre , Neb. , who was here starting
the work of building the Hying ma
chine which he has Invented , returned
to his home Saturday evening. Be
fore leaving Norfolk Mr. Smith and
William Ahlman drew up a contract
for work on the flying machine. Mr.
Ahlman Is to be paid 65 cents per
hour for all work he does on the ma
chine , and ho also gets a Hen on the
machine In case any money is duo
him. Mr. Smith advanced Mr. Ahl
man part of his salary as builder of
the machine and also money for ma
terial , for which Ahlman has already
sent. City Engineer Brown was em
ployed by Smith to draw plans and
maps from the original copies. These
are already completed , and Ahlman
begins work on the flying machine Im
Smith Is a bachelor and lives with
his mother on his 200-acro farm near
Dovorre. Ho will return to Norfolk
In two weeks to direct the work on
his machine. The trial flight will prob
ably take place here.
Fred Kero returned from Syracuse.
Dr. J. C. Meyers was here from
Rev. Mr. Mallard returned hero
from a visit at Wayne.
John Huebner and family , who were
here visiting friends returned to IIos-
Mr. and Mrs. John Ballnntyno of
Gregory are In the city visiting with
Mrs. C. E. Schulz and family of
Wayne are In the city visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Schulz for a
short tlmo before going to their now
homo at Humphrey.
Mason Frazor Is on the sick list.
News has been received hero from
Alfred Stein of Marshalltown , la. , son
of Mrs. P. A. Stein , reporting the death
of his infant son.
Mrs. W. C. Roland , who has been
111 at Omaha , has returned to Nor-
. folk. Mrs. Roland's health Is consld'
The Norfolk "Boys' club , " composed
i of a number of young men of Norfolk ,
will give a dance at Marquardt hall
At a special Initiation at the Elks
club Saturday evening four members ,
all of Albion , wore initiated , After
the Initiation a social session was
A dog belonging to C. H. Groesbcck
fell Into n cesspool which bad been
left open on Koenlgsteln avenue Sun
day , and a lively time was experienced
in rescuing the canine.
Rev. Mr. Splorlng of Molvlllo bold
services at the Christ Lutheran
church hero Sunday , In tbo absence of
Rev. J. P. Mueller , whoso tlmo was
fully occupied with funeral services.
Ed Becker took over the Flnkhouso
cigar store , which bo has purchased ,
and Is busy Invoicing tbo goods. Mr.
Becker will remodel and re-furnish
the cigar store with many new con
The fire department made a run to
tbo Hartford barber shop at 7 a. in.
In answer to an alarm. Some waste
paper In the rear of the barber shop ,
which was burning , caused the alarm
to bo sent In ,
The West Side Whist club , sched
uled to meet with Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Bullock Monday night , hna been post
poned until Tuesday night on account
of a theater party planned for "The
Heir to the Hoorah , " at the Auditori
um Monday night.
An error was made In the names
and lots which were offered for a Y.
M. C. A. site. Tbo lot on the south
west corner of Madison avenue and
Fourth street was offered by T. E.
Odlorno for $2,000 , Instead of by J.
W. Ransom for $2,750.
Miss Lola Williams , daughter of
George Williams of Norfolk , was
brought home Monday from Colum
bus by Mrs. Williams. Miss Williams
fell on the Ice a week ago and sprain
ed her ankle badly. She was attend
ing the sisters' school at that place.
Four Norfolk witnesses for the pros
ecution In the Iladar bank robbery
case went to Pierce. Among them
are : J. W. Fetter , Myron Farley ,
Louis Scbenzel and E. F. South. Mrs.
Stanfleld of Norfolk Is also a witness
In this case , but owing to her Illness
she will probably be unable to attend
the court. The Norfolk witnesses
were called for 2 o'clock.
George E. Nevlns , son of Mrs. Min
nie Nevlns of the Union Pacific res
taurant , on North Fifth street , died
at 6 o'clock Sunday night of mem
branous croup. Funeral services over
the remains were held at the house
at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rov.
C. W. Rny of the Methodist church ,
after which the remains were Interred
at the Prospect Hill cemetery.
Funeral services over the remains
of Mrs. Augusta Leu , wife of Robert
Leu , one of the pioneers who came
here with the German settlement ,
were held at the family home five
miles north of here at 12 o'clock ' Sat
urday. Tbo church services were held
at the Christ Lutheran church at 2:15 : ,
after which the interment took place
at the new Lutheran cemetery. Many
floral offerings were made by friends.
The pallbearers wore : C. F. Haase ,
Carl Schwichtenberg , Fred Oestrich ,
Julius Degner , August Kaun , August
Funeral services over the remains
of John F. Boeck , who died after a
lingering Illness , brought on by stomach
ach trouble and old age , were held at
the family residence at 50 Madison
avenue at 2:15 : Sunday afternoon , and
at the Christ Lutheran church at 2:30 : ,
Rev. J. P. Mueller officiating. Inter
ment took place at the Prospect Hill
cemetery at 4 o'clock. Many floral
offerings as a last tribute were made
by friends of the family. Mr. tioeck
was born In Germany In 183C. The
German Relief association was fully
represented at the funeral , the follow
ing pallbearers being chosen from the
membership : William Ahlman , Her
man Winter , Fred Nordwlg , Chris
Kreuch , August Hellerman , Fred
George H. Spear , S. F. Erskine , E.
C. Engle , F. D. Lowery , Hupp Tavls
and C. H. Taylor , who were delegates
to the U. C. T. convention which was
held at Omaha last week , returned to
Norfolk Saturday night. They report
the entire program , which was pub
lished by The News lust week , was
carried out and 104 were Initiated In
the afternoon. The banquet , which
was held at tbo Royal hotel In the
evening , was a success. A six-course
dinner with covers for 200 was en
joyed. At this banquet S. F. Erskine
of Norfolk was among the principal
speakers. The Omaha council Initiat
ed thirteen candidates , which Increas
es the membership to the second larg
est membership in the state. The
Norfolk council will hold their regu
lar meeting next Saturday evening.
LYMAN J. GAGE TO MARRY.
A San Diego Divorcee to be the Ex-
San Diego , Gal. , Nov. 16. Announce
ment wns made of the approaching
marriage of Lyman J. Gage , ex-sec
retary of the treasury , under the ad
ministration of President McKlnloy ,
and Mrs. Ada Ballon of San Diego.
Although the date of the marriage has
not been made public , It Is said that
the wedding is to occur Thanksgiving
day at the homo of the bride.
The wedding will bo a quiet affair
with only n few relatives and Intimate
friends present. It Is said that Mr.
Gage's attentions to Mrs. Ballou have
been most marked for more than a
year. Mr. Gage has been a resident
of San DIego for about three years ,
living for a considerable time on Point
Loma , close to the Thoosophlcal homestead -
stead , of which Mrs. Kathorlne Ting-
ley Is the head. Mrs. Ballou Is con
siderably younger than Mr. Gage , and
she has been active In San Diego and
Coronado society. About six years
ago she was married to a Mr. Crane
of Plttsburg , but lived with her hus
band only a short time , returning to
her parents in this city and later ob
taining a divorce.
Three years ago Mrs. Ballou became
engaged to W. Moore , a millionaire
resident of Kansas City. Mr. Moore ,
Just previous to the date for tbo wed
ding , loft for Kansas City on a brief
visit. Whllo In that city , ho contract
ed a severe cold , which , because of
bis advanced years , quickly resulted
In his death.
ROOSEVELT IS WITH TAFT
Former President a Foe to Critics of
Washington , Nov. 16.John Callnn
O'Laughltn writes :
An/ attempt on thd part of men who
were subordinates of Theodore Roosevelt
velt , when ho was In the white house ,
to disci edit President Tnft not only j
will bo deprecated by tbo former chief
executive but will bo strongly con
demned by him. '
This Is the firm belief of every one
In Washington , Including Mr. Tnft him
self , who wns associated with the
former president and who realized the
depth of his friendship for his secre
tary of war. For some days leports
liavo been current , and before Mr.
Taft's arrlvnl In Washington wore
discussed by his cabinet , that there
was a conspiracy on foot , tbo object
of which was to make Mr. Taft's ad
ministration a failure and bring about
the return of Mr. Roosevelt to the
white bouse. It was frankly stated
by the officials who talked about tbo' '
matter that Mr. Roosevelt had noth-j
ing whatever to do , oven In the remotest - ,
motost way , with Inspiring any of
ils friends to make any move hostile
to Mr. Taft.
They regarded what was being done
merely as the work of a number of
/.ealous Individuals who had been close
to the ex-president and who wore
anxious to have him return to power. '
They claimed to find sufficient evi
dence to Indicate collusion In dlscred-
ting men associated with Mr. Taft
and they could only see In this situ
ation nn effort to prevent the re-nomi
nation and the re-election of the presi
dent and the creation of public sen
timent which would demand that Mr.
Roosevelt should once more servo the
people In the white house. ,
There Is not the slightest reason
: o believe that Mr. Roosevelt has any
tnowledgo whatsoever of any activity
on the part of men with whom ho wns
associated In the Interest of his re
sumption of power. Those aware of
his state of mind before bis depart
ure realize that ho wanted above ev
erything else the execution of the
policies he had Initiated. He believed
Mr. Taft to be the man best qualified
to carry on those policies and to
round them out. He knew the differ
ence In temperament between himself
and Mr. Taft. He did not expect the
alter to enjoy the office , and the
struggles attached thereto as much
as he enjoyed it and them. But ho
lid have the fullest confidence in the
ability of his successor to discharge
; ho difficult tasks he transferred to
It Is the claim of men In the ad
ministration of Mr. Taft that some
Roosevelt adherents object to the dlf-
'erence In the method of the present
administration and they are showing
: helr resentment by embarrassing the
new government. I have made careful
Inquiry among the men close to Mr.
Roosevelt and I have failed to find
any other disposition than an earnest
purpose to do everything in their
! > ewer to aid Mr. Taft In carrying out
; he policies his predecessor inaugu
rated and which he pledged himself to
This Is true especially of Glfford
Plnchot , chief forester. Mr. Pinchot ,
unfortunately , has come in sharp con
flict with Secretary Balllnger , due
originally to the latter's revocation
of certain orders Issued by the last
administration of the Interior depart
ment , has sought to apply the law
as It stands. It was Mr. Roosevelt's
theory that If there were no legal
obstacles In the way , and the public
need Justified It , the government pro
perly could act. If Is the theory of
the present secretary of the Interior ,
that the duty of a government officer
Is to enforce the law as it stands and
not go beyond Its plain authorization. I
This also Is the view that President
Taft holds. Such an attitude Is natu
ral to men who have been trained In
law and who believe that when a
condition exists requiring now legal
safeguards congress should be called
upon to supply them , and when they
are obtained then the executive Is In
a position to take action. In a speech
bo delivered at Macon , Ga. , Mr. Taft
spoke of the wisdom and necessity
of following the law as It Is.
"I know , " ho said , " that sometimes ,
In the zest and enthusiasm of reform ,
there Is an Impatience with legal lim
itations and statutes that seem to' '
bo directed against that reform or
to prevent its Immediate accomplish
ment , such as to lead us to disregard
It or Ignore It. I do not think , and I
am sure you will agree with mo , It Is
the best way of getting rid of legal
Interpretation that interferes with
"The best way Is to have the people
ple understand that the limitation
ought to conform , so far as may bo ,
to our highest ideals and ambitions ,
but that the flrst thing wo have got
to do after arousing the people to tbo
necessity of the change Is to change
the law and not rely on the oxecutlvo
himself to Ignore the statutes and
follow n law unto himself because It
Is supposed to bo the law of higher
"If you depart in any way from the
law as it is. you enter upon the path
by which , whllo entirely certain for
ono Issue in your mind with respect
to the higher moral aim of your soul
and that of your fellow citizens , you
are , nevertheless , being led Into a
wilderness from which you cannot
subsequently guide your steps. There-
, flL , Jl air
; , lUGHt'ftpfo- FUR5
ING THE" '
A POSTAL ; WILL.
IN ANSWfcf | N& THIV ! M > ' W.ljAt. MENTION THI5 PM > M
fore let us first make the laws to ac
cord to our desires and ambitions
and then follow them. "
In making these observations there
was no Intention on die part of Mr.
Taft to criticise the procedure of his
predecessor , but merely to express
the thought in his mind developed
by his judicial temperament and train
The truth of tbo matter is that
the political situation at the present
time is not good. This is responsible
for a search for "motives , " and some
administration officials in n zealous
attempt to fix responsibility are In
spiring statements which It Is gen
erally realized are doing no good to
Mr. Taft and are placing Mr. Roosevelt
velt in an unenviable light.
WILL HE REMOVE JIM ?
Political Considerations May Make It
Embarrassing for Him to Proceed.
Lincoln , Nov. 16. Governor Shal-
lenberger Is up against an embarrass
ing proposition. lie is asked by a
number of Omaha men to remove May
or Jim Dahlman and other members
of the Omaha fire and police commis
sion because they have refused , after
complaints had been made , to prose
cute men who had violated the. day
light saloon law , and the brewers , who
are charged with breaking the law
prohibiting them from engaging In the
retail liquor trade.
Mayor Jim Is now a pronounced
candidate for governor In opposition
to Shallenberger , and proposes to con
test the governor's right to a second
nomination at the democratic primary-
If the governor removes Mayor Jim
he will be accused of having taken
that means of disposing of a trouble
some obstacle In the pathway of his
ambition , and if he doesn't he will be
accused by his temperance friends of
having been afraid to do his plain
The complaint charges that Omaha
restaurant men have been selling li
quor In tea cups and by other devices.
The governor gave no sign as to what
he will do or when a hearing will be
had. He has the power , If he finds
ground for action , to instruct the at
torney general to begin ouster pro
ceedings against derelict officials.
The petitioners are fo aer State
Senator W. R. Patrick , Elmer E.
Thoraasj and J. B. Holmes , all of
Jury Secured ; Trial Is On.
Pierce , Neb. , Nov. 16. Special to
The News : Just before noon today
a jury was secured and sworn to try
Morrison and Joyce , the alleged Ha-
dar bank robbers. Then the case
started. Following are the jurors :
James L. Morris , Foster ; Otto Buch-
olz , Dry Creek ; Herman Peterson ,
Mills ; Guy W. Benedict. Willow
Creek ; Curtis Francis , Slough ; Jo
Voweller , Willow Creek ; Charles
North , Dry Creek ; Richard Johnson ,
Eastern ; Dennis Malone , Pierce ; Ed
Boyd , Pierce ; J. H. Nelson , Osmond ;
Carl A. Schulz , Logan. Addresses
given are all precincts In Pierce coun
ty. Thirty-four venlromen were need
Pierce , Neb. , Nov. 16. special to
The News : Up till 10 o'clock this
morning no Jury had been secured to
try the two alleged Hadar bank rob
bers , Joyce and Morrison , but it was
thought that a jury might bo secured
by early afternoon.
The defense had exhausted four of
Its peremptory challenges and had
four left. The state had exhausted
one , and had two left.
The regular panel of twenty-four
talesmen was exhausted and n dozen
more called this morning , but out of
the flrst eight , not a single Juror was
It was extremely difficult to secure
n jury because pretty nearly every
man questioned was found to have
discussed the case and to have ex
pressed some opinion. Pretty nearly
everybody had heard of It.
The defense was particularly alert
In Its efforts to keep Germans off the
Jury. The community Is a Gorman
ono and there are a number of Gor
man stockholders In the bank that
was robbed , so that the alleged bank
robbers were fighting shy of these.
Norfolk Boy Dead In Mine ?
Richard Buckle , formerly a Norfolk
boy , Is believed by Norfolk relatives
to bo one of the 300 entombed minors
believed to have perished In tbo St.
Paul mine disaster at Cherry , III.
Richard Buckle Is the son of Mrs.
Otto Buckle , whoso husband died
about two years ago , when the widow
went to Cherry , III. , with her son , who
has been employed at tbo St. Paul
mine as a miner. Mrs. William
Schwartz of 201 South First street Is
the mother of Mrs. Bncklo and grand
mother of the boy believed to bo dead.
The Buckle family lived In a house
which formerly stood Just east of the
high school building , but which has
bceen moved away.
Butte Bank Expands.
Butte County Register : At a meetIng -
Ing of the stockholders of the Bank
of Boyd county , hold at the bank on
Wednesday evening , It was voted to
Increase the paid up capital stock
of the bank from $15,000 to $50,000.
Notice of Incorporation.
Notice Is hereby given that articles
of Incorporation of the Norfolk Ice
Cream and Cone company have been
The name of the corporation Is Nor
folk Ice Cream and Cone company.
The principal place of transacting
business Is at Norfolk , Nebraska , The
general nature of the business to bo
transacted , Is to be the manufacture ot
Ice cream and Ice cream cones , and
the sale thereof , either at wholesale
or at retail ; the purchasing and selling
of milk and cream ; the manufacture
of Ices and the purchasing and selling
of all soda fountain supplies. The
amount of the capital stock authorized
Is $10,000.00 , $6,000 of which must be
paid In at the time of commencing
business. Business is to be com
menced on November 1 , 1909 , and ter
minate In twenty-five years. The high
est amount of indebtedness or liabil
ity to which the corporation shall at
any tine subject itself shall not bo
more than two-thirds of the capital
stoc.\ paid In. The affairs of the cor
poration are to be directed by aboard
of directors , president , vice president ,
secretary and treasurer.
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