The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, February 18, 1910, Page 7, Image 7

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Emerson Girl's Narrow Escnpc.
KaimiiH City. Feb. It. Special to
The News : Temptation , Hunger and
Uiw ran a pursuit race with Miss
Katie Saunders. a pretty young girl of
Emerson. Nob. , as the prl/.n and Law ,
an perHonllled by the police , who wish
to return her to her home. won.
The chiise led through the slums of
the city and Temptation had a run
ning start , with Hunger a clone sec
ond. Hut the girl herself took a hand
In the affair when she entered the
Helping Hand Institute , from which
the leaders In the pursuit are barred.
There she was found by the authori
On the afternoon of January 27 the
young woman applied for admission to
the general hospital. She gave her
name as Frances Stewart , and her address -
dross a boarding house at 302 Hast
Seventeenth street. She was suffer
ing apparently from nervous break
down and worry.
She bore in her face and bearing a
certificate of her good character. She
was refined In speech and manner , and
this accentuated the clear-cut beauty
of her face , fringed as It was with
heavy auburn hair of that peculiar
shade which Is the despair of paint
The physicians of the hospital gave
her unusually good attention and she
was dismissed Tuesday altornoon as
cnr d. Sim wept a little bit , but she
didn't tell the surgeons that she was
ponnlless and had nowhere to go ex
cept to seek the charity of strangers.
All that afternoon she walked the
streets In search of work , but without
finding It. Night came on and she
had no place to go. She was weak
from her long Illness and torn with the
pangs of hunger. She was afraid to
beg assistance of passorsby.
And so she sot herself' the long
vlgtl of a night in the streets. As
the night grow late she must have
met many prowlers who noticed her
alone and defenseless , yet she passed
them by , with head up bravely and
oycs looking straight before her.
The only places open to her were
dons of vice. Many times in her wan-
darings she passed half opened door
ways , through which she could hear
shouts of revelry. Hut she drew her
thin coat about her and hurried by
without daring to stop and appeal for
At daylight she was still walking
And then hunger overpowered her
Timidly she hesitated before a door
on May street. Then she mastered
her repugnance and rang the bell. A
hard-v\saged \ woman , the pallor of
whoso face shown through the paint
answered. '
"What do you want ? " the woman
"I'm hungry. Can you give mo
something to eat ? "
TJie woman looked at the girl , saw
A. in a glance her whole story and made
a mental note of her pretty faco. She
Invited her inside. Other women in
the place surrounded Miss Saunden
and pressed her to stay. The girl
shivered and said she must go. Fin
ally the first woman gave her a quart
Her pitiable condition won the sym
pathy of these women. They feared
she mighi not escape so easily again
And so they called the police. The
officers searched for Miss Saunderf
all last night but were unable to. llml
her. Yesterday , weak and ill , slu
wont to the Helping Hand for shelter.
Two months ago she < | uarroled will
her slstor with whom she made her
homo in Emerson , Neb. She ran awa >
coming to , Kansas City in search of
After walking the streets in searcl
of employment , she became ill In froin
of the boarding house at No. 302 East
Seventeenth street. She appealed to
Mrs. yMinnio Wilson , the proprietor
for aid. The woman took her and le
her do what little work she could to
earn her board until she had to go to
the hospital.
She Is safe now , all right. But the
young woman may never know of the
grim spectres that stalked her througl
the streets of Kansas City , nor of the
prlzo they sought.
Norfolk Public School Notes.
As a result of the plan of dismiss
Ing the rooms having their per con
of attendance 97 , and of punctually
U9.G. all the pupils of the high schoo
building enjoyed a vacation. This I
the first time since the plan was
adopted that every grade from th
seventh to the twelfth has earned tht
extra half day. It speaks well for th
school that the average attendanc
and punctuality is so high. The lower
or grades have done well , too , althougl
of course , sickness and cold weathe
makes a greater effect here. The fol
lowing rooms won holidays :
Grant buildings Miss Mills' roon ;
grades 311. . and 4A. : Miss Arbor'
room , grades 2B. , and 3A.
East Lincoln building Miss Baird'
room , grade 3 ; Miss Ho wen's roon :
grade 2.
West Lincoln building Miss ParV
or's room , grade 5 ; Miss Hurke's roon
grade GA.
Miss Ho wen wont to her homo 1
Wakellold for a short visit.
Miss Clalro Napper sprained ho
ankle a week ago Friday. She wa
able to bo at school again Tuesday.
In the wrestling matches that ar
taking place in the high school a
the present time. Lester Weaver , Dor
jamln Willoy and Harold Morrison ar
taking the lead.
The twelfth grade Is already plai
nlng for class day exercises. Uo prepared
pared for an entainment both inter
esting and original.
Miss Palno ontortalned the twolft
grade at a Valentino party at the horn
of Mrs. McMillan , 701 South Eight
street. The house was decorated 1
red and white , the school colors. Th
program was largely on the Valentin
order. Punch was served during th
evening and later Ice cream and cak (
All report a One time.
he Called n Monomaniac
by the Author of "Chantccler. "
Pails , Feb. II.MM. . Rostand , Her/
ml Coipielln all ridicule the claim of
amuol Hborly Gross of Chicago , that
Jross Is the real author of "Chanto-
lor , " as the Idea of a monomaniac.
In conversation with 11 or/ today
o Implied the charge that Cross had
clrcd ( ortaln general outlines of
hantocler , " the knowledge of which
as widely disseminated throughout
10 world seven years ago , Immediate-
, r after the drama was first written ,
ml then In the period of Rostand's
> ng Illness , which was the original
iiuso of the delay In the production
f the piece , concocted an Imitation
t and that it is this which he calls
The Merchant Prince of Cornvillo. "
M. Rostand , through his secretary ,
olds substantially the same view.
n Insight Into J. P. Morgan's Wall
Street Methods.
New York , Feb. 14. ! n a determined
fl'ort to prevent the attorneys for
he Ohio and Indiana Independent tele-
hone companies from calling .1. Pier-
-out - Morgan to the witness stand In
he hearing before a notary here , his
oiinsol revealed today just what the
amous financier had to do with the
even-milllon-dollar deal. It shows
ows easily and quickly great Iliian-
lal matters are handled In Wall
" 11. 1' . Davlson , a partner In the
lorgan firm , was the only one who
new of the transaction , " said one of
.Ir. . Morgan's lawyers. "After ho had
mile all arrangements ho sought Mr.
lorgan to toll him about it and obtain
its formal consent. Mr. Morgan had
ust left his olllce , hut Mr. Davlson
aught his taxicab at the curb and ,
hrough the window of It told Mr.
Morgan the principal details and that
ho Morgan firm was to pay H. L. Day
t company $7,245,000 for the Ohio
tnd Indiana companies.
"That was the first and only thing
Mr. Morgan ever hoard of the matter.
Kit ho said to Davlson :
" 'All right go ahead with the deal
ml close It up. I'm in a hurry now
o keep a luncheon appointment. '
That is all that Mr. Morgan knows
ibout It. "
There Was Considerable Suffering
Among the Men Many Accidents.
Punta Arenas , Chile , Feb. 14. Fur-
her details have been received here of
, he voyage of the Pourquol Pas , which
s now returning with Dr. Jean M.
Charcot's antarctic expedition. The
Pourquoi Pas , on reaching the region
of ice on her trip to the south , strand
ed on the coast of Graham land , but
was refloated three days later.
On the resumption of the voyage the
steamer mot with a long series of ac-
idonts. She was in collision with a
lumber of icebergs and lost her rud-
lor. owing to the pressure of the ice.
I'lio crew , however , managed to con
struct a Jury rudder.
There was considerable suffering
unong the men during the many
nonths in the antarctic regions , scur
vy and heart disease being the chief
Ulments. The scientific observations
were continued with the greatest care
ind thus the object of the expedition
was in part realized.
City to Pay to Haul Out Dirt.
The city will pay for taking surplus
ilirt off Norfolk avenue in order to get
Jown to the paving grade. The city
and not the adjoining property will
pay for paving street intersections.
Mayor Friday was called upon Mon
day by several prominent property
owners who had not understood all
details as to the paving proposition
and who wanted to settle certain
points before signing the petition. One
imestion asked was concerning the sur
plus dirt on the street. It was pointed
out that the city has filled up the
street considerably above paving grade
and that It would hardly be fair to ask
property owners to pay for carrying
this surplus dirt away , in order to get
back down to the paving grade. Th < *
mayor and one or two councllmen
present took this view of the situation
and assured the callers that they
thought it would bo eminently fair that
the city should pay this cost , since the
city has to constantly buy dirt for oth
er streets anyway , and might just as
well buy Its dirt out of Norfolk avenue.
This would mean thirty cents a square
yard , or thereabouts. "Tho council , in
fact , had agreed to that some time
ago. when it was discussed , " the may
or said.
Another point was In regard to inter
sections. It had not been definitely
understood by some of the property
owners that the city would pay for
paving street Intersections , by voting
bonds , and that adjoining property
would not bo called upon to boar this
It was thought that a good many
property owners who had not understood -
stood these points , would now bo glad
to sign the petition for this so badly
needed public improvement. The pav
ing prospects are today brlghtgr than
they have ever been.
"Wo are going to pave , " said Mayor >
Friday. "There is no getting around
that. Wo would rather pave by peti
tion , because it lessens the expense
and saves trouble. The paving will
bo satisfactory to everybody when we
got through with it. And we're going
to pave. "
Injured When It Blew Up.
While experimenting with a railroad
signal torpedo at Hadar Sunday Ern
est Conrad was badly Injured when the
bomb exploded. Conrad , after various
attempts with heavy iron to explode
the torpedo , hit it several times with
a heavy axe , when suddenly It blow up ,
wounding his leg and severing several \
arteries In his right hand. The tor
pedo was In pos&oeolon of bis brother ,
: " who \ is selling household goods at publi
il ! lie auction. The torpedo was among
the t effects and was taken possession
of by Conrad with painful results.
- -
It Looks Like n Long , Hard Winter for
the Dltfers There.
New York , Feb. 14. It begins to
look like a long , haul winter , and In
the never-to-be-forgotten words of
"One-Eyed" Connolly , that ancient savant -
vant of the game , "No o-o-body knows
where the lighters eat ; nobody has
the least suspicion. "
In the good old days say no fur-'n
tlier back than last winter the sportIng -
Ing gent know where he could go to
1 pass away a long winter's evening ,
It Is a well known fact that the coldi
or It Is outside , the warmer It Is at
the ringside , and the red-blooded gon-'u
tlemon pine for the times when there
will bo something doing every night't
In the week , somewhere. Up In Bosc
ton , over in dear old Phllly , down In I
Plttsburg , the lighting men are asking
the same question :
'When are things going to open
up In New York. "
Of course , the boxing club men are
saying that the game is open In New' '
York , but at the same time the fight-t |
ers seem to bo "stalling" along as far i
from the limelight as possible. I
H seems a pity unit tne town which
appreciates high class boxing matches
and is willing to pay almost any sort
of a price for them , has to be ciuir
touted with the end of a tough wire' '
or a few yards of ticker tape. It Isn't
as If we wore hack in the dark ages ,
when men pickled their lists In brine
and fought like dogs in a cellar. The
boxers of the present day are for\ (
the most part , clever yougsters who
have seen in the boxing game bettor
pay than they might have commanded
at the work bench. A boxing club , 1
propery conducted , hurts nobody and
furnishes to several thousand citizens
the sort of amusement for which they
are willing to pay a good price.
The gentleman from Brooklyn said
that a good mayor ought to bo able
to shut at least one eye on Sundays.
Evidently it is not his Intention to
support the motto of a certain class :
"We don't like it and that's why you
shan't have it. "
Dakota Banker Had a Dream.
Speaking of "One-eyed" Connolly ,
did you ever hoar of the time when ,
ho kept shop for his brother , who. ,
operated a boxing club ? I
"Keep house for me a while , " said i
the brother. "I've got to go to the' , '
bank. If any of the customers come [
In , box a few rounds with 'em and i
take the two bucks. " | ' i
"One-eyed" said ho would run the
i' '
shop for an hour or two and the
brother loft. Ten minutes afterward 1
a rather fat young man walked In ,
and said that ho had boon recommended -
ed to try the Connolly treatment. Ho ,
wanted to know the terms for the '
entire course. (
"Fifty bucks in advance , " said "One-
eyed , " promptly , taking a chance.
The fat young man peeled off a $ .10 i
note and hinted that he would like to >
take the first treatment on the spot.
"One-eyed" showed him into a cubi-
clo , whore ho changed his clothes , and I
tossed a pair of gloves over the par-
tltlon to the customer. i
"Aren't you going to strip ? " asked I
the young man , as he emerged , all I
pink and white , tugging at his gloves.
"Oh , no , " said "One-eyed , " "It ain't t
worth while for the first lesson. I'll I
show you a few things about boxing ;
tlrst . Now you stand this way that's
right , stick out the left foot a little ;
more and you try to hit mo on the
nose. That's right , only chop it more ; I" '
don't swing it so far. Fine ! " j
All this time the 50-dollar note was
burning a hole in Connolly's fob pock
et. It was more money than he had 1
seen in some time. And if the brother
came back * * * well , at most it
coultin't he more than a five spot and 1
* * * Oh ! What's the use ? And 1
ho might come hack before the les
son was finished. Then good-by fifty ! !
There was just one way * * * It was
hard , but it was partly honest , any
way ! I
"Swing a little harder there , " "One- ,
eyed" said , and as the victim swung
Conolly let fly with the right. An
hour afterwards when the brother re
turned , ho fouil a total stranger , clad 1
only In trunks and a pair of C-ounco
gloves , sitting on the floor In the
corner of the "gym" holding his head 1
In his hands.
Why blame "One-eyed ? " Ho had to
have that fifty.
Three Boys Are Found.
Grant Evans , 9 years old , son of
Mrs. Sarah Evans ; Charles Evans , 9 1
years old , son of Charles Evans , a
Northwestern fireman , and Donald 1
Coleman , S-year-old son of Walter
' Coleman , a Northwestern conductor ,
| I all residing at the Junction , were
i found at Meadow Grove , Saturday af-1
rternoon ] ' , where they were picked up ,
d'by the marshal who found them roam-
ing about the town. They had walked 1
into town.
Thinking the little lads too young
to bo traveling alone the officer ques-
tioncd them , the two older boys claimIng -
Ing they were from Plttsburg , but t
when cross questioned Donald , the
youngest of the trio , broke down and 1
confessed he was from Norfolk. Ills
confession had no effect on Grant and 1
Charles who stoutly maintained they
wore from Plttshurg. The officer held
the boys and telephoned the Norfolk
police who immediately found where
the lads belonged and the parents
were notified. Saturday evening Saun-
dors Evans , an uncle of the hoys , loft
for Meadow Grove and brought the
llttlo runaways back to their grief-
stricken mothers who fully believed
their sons wore as good as gone.
The boys claim they took a ride Into
the country on a wagon and then got
turned around. Intending to walk
homo , they say they walked westward
Instead I and that , exhausted from their
many miles' tramp , they reached
.Meadow ( Jrovo to Hint they had gone
( I the wtong way. They wanted to turn
I right around and walk liac , . homo ,
' Is salil. The boys claim they gave
tliolr t wrong names because they fear-
led ! they'd bo locked up.
The Mermaid oGwn Wasn't Made to
Sit Down In.
Baltimore. Feb. 14. The mermaid
gown of shimmering green and to be
' lie even tighter than the sheath gown ,
Is | < the latest. Miss Sadie Kranz , a
model \ \ , went to Washington today to
display the creation of Miss Louisa
Ilaughton i before the United Ladles'
Tailors' convention. Her baggage was
, not burdensome.
The arangement of the colors and
' '
'the cut of the dress produce the effect
of a "lady dweller of the sea. " There
! Is \ \ not quite so much material used
as i , In the sheath gown and just a lit
tle more than In the Salome gown.
It weighs only four pounds and can
bo carried in a shoe box.
It Is of steel net over coral satin
v embroidery in turquoise jet and
two shade of coral. It is cut to lit
it tight about the body and exceedingly
dope about the ankle. There the
skill Is only one yard in circumference ,
just j about one-fifth the circumference
of the average gown. From the back
of ( the ovorsklrt the dress Is cut to
resemble a fish's tail and under that
comes the coral train which protrudes
(1 In a long , snaky point.
The designer says that the gown
will take the place of the discarded
sheath dress , and only stately women
with superb figures can wear it. One
of the hardships that will have to bo
met i by the wearer is thlit she will
have I to remain In a standing position ,
and t , of course , will bo unable to do
the t "barn dance. " Her feet must be
small , even If her shoes pinch.
A New York Taxi Officer Says Street
Cars Won't Last Ten Years.
New York , Fob. 14 In an action
recently brought by the New York
Taxicab company to restrain the New
York Taxiservice company and the
George Hector company from operat
ing a taxicab stand In front of the
Oafo Madrid , counsel for the plaintifl
asserted ' that the profits of the stand
were $20.000 a year. Skepticism has
been expressed concerning these ilg-
ures ' , but they serve to call attention
to ' the earnings of an industry in
which , although it has been establish-
ed < In New York only a little more than
two ( years , at least live million dollars
' Invested an industry which gives
employment ' to about 0,000 men , and
is I steadily growing.
Taxlcabs are comparatively a new
thing ' in Now York the first ones
made i their appearance in the autumn
of < 1907 but so kindly has the public . .
taken to this inexpensive form of ,
'transportation ' that now about 1,500
taxis are In service in the city ,
An olllccr of a taxicab company
expressed ' the opinion that within ten \
years street cars would pass out of
existence ' in New York and passengers
would be carried through the streets
on ' the surface entirely by vehicles
operated ' by power generated by them- ,
selves and independent or rails and
wires. As a move in this direction lie
mentioned Thomas A. Edison's ox-
pertinents with a street car which 1
gained its motive power from a storage -
age battery.
At the olliccs of several taxicab'
companies It was said that the average -
age haul made by a taxicab was
about two miles and the average fare
about $1 , while the average daily earnings -
ings of a taxicab wore about $20.
The fares vary. One company
charges thirty cents for the first half
mile ; other companies charge forty
cents , and a third company charges *
fifty cents. Some companies do not j
charge for calling for a passenger ,
while others will not charge for going
half a mile to get a passenger , but
will charge for a longer distance than
Taxicaos cost J2.000 to $3,000 each
and most of them used here are made
in the United States. The wear and
tear that "taxis" receive necessitates
their frequent repair , and after n
"taxi" has been in active service fort
two years It contains scarcely a single
part "that it had when it first was'
placed in operation. A taxicab will
last about three years.
Kearney Man for Congress.
Lincoln , Feb. 14. Frank
attorney of Kearney has liled his
.name with the secretary of state as a
candidate for the republican noinlna-
tion for congress in the Sixth district.
Mr. Beoihan is well known in republi-
can politics and has been a candidate
for congress on a previous occasion.
Therefore the Fair Artlemsla of Hellls
Is Missing. .
New York , Feb. 14. Anybody who
has seen the head of a Greek maiden
resting in a taxicab will plcaso nut >
it on his shoulder and carry it to
Caesar. That will be oldest head not
to bo ungallant that has boon on a
young shoulder this many a day. for
those lovely features wore shaped
three centuries before the Christian
era , or about twenty-two hundred
years ago
Artemisia , or whatever her name
was , had never before In all her life
ridden in a taxicab. Once she might
have seen a chariot going BO fast that
Its axles blazed all the way to the
Pantheon , but that was lustrums be
fore the sparking devices wore Invent
It seems that a certain wealthy man
fell In love with her the other day and
Insisted on taking her to her home.
She was wrapped up comfortably for
her cheeks wore quite cold , and placed
alongside i her master , and away they
went up Fifth avenue as fast as younk
Phoebus | could have sped with the
dawn. i
j Once she pooped out of the window
Hi and inquired. "Toll mo , oh man. If yon
lair I fane he the temple of Minerva ?
at the same time making mi Inclina
tion toward the public library. How
long she rode none may know , hut now
Is she all lost. Once they may have
stopped before the cookshop of the
Helvetian Delmonlcus , or wait It In
the atrium of Shorrlpldcii they tarried ?
iU last the oblivion of the metropolis
descended on Artemisia , and probably
shot s languishing In unappreciated
She should bo easy to identify If
yet within the sight of men. Her face
Is classic and her nose Is straight.
Her hair she wears In a psycho knot
and around her nock is .something or
an ancient pepliim and a boa of red
marble. Her head seems to bo of
Parian marble , unlike that of the
chauffeur , which Is said to bo of the
finest Ivory.
Wherefore , stranger , If thou behold
the lost Artemisia take her tenderly
and carry her to the shop of Caesar
Canessa , the Roman , who selss ancient
wares In the 470th house of the Fifth
avenue In this , our Athens , and ho will 1
give theo a reward.
Fred Tutten of Wlsner was here.
George Williams went to Sioux City.
R. J. Suhrof Ponder was in the city.
Frank Pinney of Dallas was In the
L. G. Cameron of Scotts Bluff wan
I. Nightingale went to Lincoln on
M. D. Tyler went to Madison on
M. J. Sanders went to Madison on
Miss H. Malone of Enola was In the
city visiting with friends.
John Glick of Vordel was in the city
enroute to Kadoka , S. D.
Mrs. William Bordman and daugh
ter Hazel are hero from the north
eastern part of Iowa visiting her sis
ter , Mrs. Albert Machmueller.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bosso of
Meadow Grove spent Sunday here at
the W. I * . Logan home.
Ed Bruoggeman has gone to San An
tonio , Tex. , and other cities in the
south for a pleasure trip.
Mrs. C. A. Moore of Denver , Colo. , is 1
In the city visiting with Mrs. John 1
Krantz and other friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Smith , jvho have
boCn in the city visiting with their
daughters , Mrs. Morris Irvln and Mrs.
Frank Molchor , have returned to their
home at Plalnvlew.
Mayor John Friday and A. Degner ,
who have boon attending the hardware
dealers' convention at Lincoln , have
returned and report a successful con >
volition at the capital city.
Fred Amundson is on the sick list.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. fyilliam llelde
man , a son.
The ladies of the Degree of Honor
will give a kenslngton at the home of
.Mrs. Fred Linerodo Wednesday after
noon. She will be assisted by Mrs.
Leach and Mrs. Barrett. All members
are invited.
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Byerly
of Chadron , a nine-pound daughter.
( Mrs. Byerly was formerly Miss Jennie
Wheeler of Norfolk.
M. Jahn , a roundhouse employe of
the Northwestern , was brought before
Justice Eiseley and charged with alms-
ing and beating his wife by Mrs. R.
Robinson of the Junction. The judge
' parollod Jahn on his promise to be
hereafter. Ho claims lie never
beat his wife.
Commissioner Burr Tnft reports the
condition of the roads between Nor
folk and Stanton and Norfolk and Mad
ison in very good shape. Three loads
of lumber are being hauled from Mad
ison to Norfolk and unless road con-
ditions were favorable , says the com-
missioner , this could not bo done.
E. D. Law , a Norfolk brakeman , was
painfully Injured at Dallas Friday even
ing when accidentally he slipped from
the tender of an engine on which he
was riding. The engine , It Is said , was
doing some switching at Dallas when
Law slipped and fell on his face , which
was badly bruised. Ills wrist also was
gashed in a few places.
The city council of Missouri Valley
closed a contract with E. A. Bullock of
| Norfolk , who owns the Missouri Valley
' electric light plant , for 140 tungsten
lights of 10-candle power each , to bo
used in lighting the town's streets.
The lights will bo clustered , with four
tungstens on each polo , poles not over
twenty feet high. There will be four
clusters within eacli block , and one at
each street intersection. Arc lights
are done away with. ,
Special services have begun at the
Presbyterian church. Dr. Kearns Is
the speaker. He was greeted yestor-
day by largo audiences. Ho prefaced
his first sermon with a few remarks
as to what his stay will bo like. lie
will preach on such subjects as :
'What Constitutes a Christian ? " "The
Second Coming of Christ Is It Possl-
bio and When Does It Occur ? " etc.
Dcnominatloiialisiii , he says , will bo
eliminated from his discussions ,
| ! Young Denny has posted ? 2.r > with
the sporting editor of The News as a '
forfeit for Kid Hoot , one of the light-
weights who lights Harry Lewis hero '
March 10. The skating rink will prob-
ably ho' obtained for the contest * ,
Young Denny and Long Distance Da
vis will probably bo among the pugi I-
lists for the preliminaries. A wrest
ling match Is also scheduled for that
night. Articles have been signed by
the lighters and all Is ready for the
W. A. Robinson , jeweler , who has
for a number of months been in busi
ness on Norfolk avenue , suddenly dis
appeared from his place of business ,
taking with him his tools and other
Jewelry his own property. Reports of
his whereabouts or why ho loft Nor
folk are conflicting. Some say Mr.
Low Rates
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and the
Pacific Northwest
In effect daily from
March 1 to April 15 , 1910
Union Pacific
"The Safe Road to Travel"
Diistloxs , perfect truckcltHnc lilitck signals dining cur inciiK
junl sen ice "I'.est in the World. "
For rates and other Information rail on or address votir Local Agent
C. W. LANDERS , Local Agent.
Robinson Is In Kansas , others say he
Is in Colorado. A. M Wurtz , a Fair
bury , Neb. , jeweler. Is here and has
opened up a business formerly occu
pied by Uoblnson.
W. It. 1'argotor. commercial agent
of the Union Pacific , when asked about
ttie report that the Union 1'acillc Is
about to build a new depot here , do-
elared he IIUH heard nothing to that
effect , although he undoi stood that
Borao improvements were to bo made.
Mr. Pargetor says he has received
communication from headquarters ask
ing his advice about using the uptown
Northwestern depot for a union depot.
This plan , says .Mr. Pargeter , would be
unsatisfactory in that too much fric
tion would be experienced.
Funeral services over the remains
of A. Moldonhauer , who died last Tues
day after a lingering illness brought
on by 'Bright's disease , took place at
the family residence at 1 ! o'clock Sun
day afternoon. Hev. Mr.Vltte hold
services at the St. Paul's church at I !
o'clock , after which the remains wore
Interred at the Lutheran cemetery.
The ( ) . A. H. was represented among
the large number of relatives and
friends who attended the funeral.
Many doral tributes were in evidence.
Among the out-of-town people present
were : Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Phillips ,
Rock Uaplds , la. ; William Neuman and
daughter , Hallam ; Helen Schwichten
berg , Hadar ; Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Neuman , Stanton ; Fred Schultz , Stanton -
ton ; Frank Lcnzer , Stanton ; F. Colter-
man , Pierce ; Charles Yauch , Bazile
Mills ; Louis Hayes , Bazile Mills ; Fred
Haase. Hattlo Creek ; Mr. and Mrs.
Hans , LJattle Creek.
Sees "Peeping Tom. "
While .1. A. ( Mister was away from
his home at 7 o'clock Sunday evening ,
two men thought , to bo the "Peeping
Toms" who have terrorized the women
on South Eighth street for the past
two weeks , badly frightened Mrs. Cus-
tor , who is an invalid , by rattling the
latch on the door and later "pooping"
through the window at her. Mrs. Ous
ter says she could identify the men ,
who remained at the window long
enough for her to get their faces fixed
in her mind. They were heavy sot ,
one wearing a cap and the other a
crush hat.
"Had I been there , " says Mr. Cus-
ter , "they would have got the contents
of a rifle. Had I got a bead on them
they would have stopped. I did not
servo , in the sharp-shooters for noth
ing. "
The "peepers" have been very busy
of late and the citizens are aroused
over their nightly work. A woman , it
is said , is also among these peace dis
turbers. A few nights ago a noise at
the front door alarmed the 10. S. South
family who , after opening the door ,
saw a woman running down the steps.
Many other reports of these prowlers
are received.
Masonic Temple and Citizens Bank
Building are Destroyed.
Geneva , Neb. , Feb. 14. The Ma-
rj sonic Temple and the adjoining Citi-
r.zens bank building were entirely de-
stroyed by llames with a loss of $15-
QUO of which less than $10,000 is cov
ered by insurance. Only the lack
of wind prevented the wiping out of
uie principal part of the business sec-
rtion of town. As u was , a half dozen
other buildings were so seriously
threatened that their contents wore
e'moved out.
The lire , which it Is believed start-
oil In the boiler room in the Masonic
Temple building , was discovered about
3 o'clock. The lire department re-
I spumled but the water hydrants wore
frozen and before the water was start-
j ed the lire was beyond control. The
'principal efforts of the firemen wore
; directed towards saving the adjoining
The Masonic Temple was a three-
story brick structure and the bank
building was one story. Among the
principal losers are the Plcard drug
'I store , the Citizens bank , C. II. Sloan.
office ; F. H. Dontsthorpo , office ; the
, Flllmoro County Abstract company ,
"office ; Dr. Warner , dentist , and sev-
cral minor oi'flct H Dr H L , Smith
owned the largest Interest In the dt >
Ktn od buildings , which are estlmat
oil to be worth WO.OOO.
While the lire was raging the con
tents of the pout office , the signal of
flee , the theater building and a pttrl
of the stock of the Itoston store were *
removed for fear these hulldlngH
could not be saved.
Dismiss This Damage Suit.
Madison , Neb. , Feb. 14. Special to
The News : The suit brought by
August Wolfgram , administrator of
ilenry Wolfgram , deceased , who lost
his lift ! by falling through a hridgn
with a separator some two years ago ,
the petition of which was filed Fvb
ruary 10 , 1910 , claiming damages from
Madison county to the amount of
$ ( ! ,000 , was dismissed Saturday , with
out prejudice , the plaintiff paying the
costs. It Is thought that another ai -
tion will be commenced later perhaps
after a claim has been submitted to
the board of county commissioner. !
and rejected.
$615 For Team of Horses.
Madison , Neb. , Feb. 1-1. Special to
The News : The big horse sale Sat
urday at the Matthews llvory barn in
this city attracted a largo crowd and
was unprecedented for the high prices
which the horses brought , the average
being upwards of $200 per head , and
one span of black mares was sold to
Dr. Condon at the top price of $ G1" .
Arrested at Pomona , Calif. , on Charge
of Shoplifting in Store.
Lincoln , Feb. 12. Copies of the IV
mona Progress , published at Pontons. . .
Calif. , arrived in Lincoln and contain
ed information comeriilng a local sc > i
sation involving Lena Margaret Liliii
who was pardoned during the ailinn.
istration of Governor Mickey.
According to the reports , milliu-
and dry goods disappeared from a Po
mona store. Policemen watered the
establishment and Mrs. Lillie and H
' F. Platt were arrested. Mrs. Lillie tar
I rled a hat in her hand. Platt claimed
to be an eastern inventor. Mrs. Lllhc
was connected with the millinery os
To the police Mrs. Lillie stated that
they were married. Later she denied
making the assertion. A settlement
was made and Mrs. Lillie and Platt
were discharged. Mrs. Lillie wan con
victed of the murder of her husband.
Harvey Lillie , at David City in 1902.
She was sentenced to imprisonment
for life. She was pardoned after an
extended and exciting hearing , Oov
ernor Mickey believing her Innocent.
After leaving the prison she was em
ployed for a time in a Lincoln store.
She prosecuted a suit against the
Modern Woodmen and later left for
Carload From Shinstock Brothers Draw/
Record Price at South Omaha.
Omaha , Fob. H. Shinstock broth
on of West Point , Neb. , topved thr
market Saturday with a carload 'if '
hogs weighing 270 average. Tl.ry r-
celved ? 8.N.r > , the highest price "vi r
paid In South Omaha for nogs. Tiu .
linn is one of the largest shippers m
the state.
Homestead Increases Output.
Lead S. D. , Feb. 14. Common' ' it t
about Monday or Tuesday the I ( on : ,
stake will reopen Its plants on t i
central and Terravllle sides and -Mil
thereby add some 200 or 30ii'on > -
stamps to its present dally MI.i >
dropping. This will make the om
pany's output about three-fourths of
the normal figure , or SOO stamps dalb
Miss Wllle Enjoying Trip.
Neligh , Neb. , Feb. i-L Special ti.
The News : Word has been roiiivrd
by several Neligh friends from Mis *
Amanda Wllle , who is' now at Hah i ,
see , a suburb of Berlin , Germany , tint
she had a glorious trip , and rouUl
never Imagine an ocean vo > agii
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