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TUB XOKFOMv WKEKIiY NKWS-JOURNAL. FHIDAY. MAKPII 18. 1010.
V A , MrCornaek , a Sioux City bank- ,
nr well known In Norfolk , anil who
win ono or the niun who started In
terest locally In the Y. M. C. A. , was
the victim of nn overcoat thief the
other day. and the man who stole the
overcoat , now an ox-convict with a
long prison record , Is a north Ne
braska hoy. Hey Fore was the thlof.
Tic was formerly a Ponun , Nob. , hey ,
linvlng been born there twenty-nine
years HKO. lie was always a "bad
boy" anil served a term In the Koavncy
reform school twenty years ago. Since
then he has developed Into a profes
sional ciook , and has served time In
Sioux Palls and Fort Madison.
IU'iaidlng the theft of McCornack's
) vorcoat , a Sioux City report says :
After an exciting game of hide and
tu-ek Chief of Detectives .1. B. Richard
captured Hey Fore , a man with a half
dozen prison iccords , who was re-
leaned from Fort Madlaon only lust
wok. He has Mulshed serving a four-
year term for burglarizing a West
Sixth street homo. Fore Is charged
with stealing an overcoat valued nt
$ : tf > belonging to F. A. McCornack ,
president of the Y. M. C. A. The coat
was stolen from the association lobby
Itlomlay evening during a business
Ktibslon of the chairmen of the various
"Y. M. C. A. committees.
The detectives wore notified and
were given a description of the man
Huspocted. The description tallied so
closely with Fore , wlio Is well known
liy every detective In Iowa , South Da-
Itotn and Nebraska , that Detective
lUchard produced a picture of him.
The Y. M. C. A. officials Identified the
Huspoct by the picture. The coat was
located later In a second hand store.
The pawnbroker Identified Its seller
by the photograph. He had given
only $ 1.50 for It.
For a week the search had been
constant , but no trace of Fero was
found. Information indicated ho was
still In the city , and Detective Richard
arose at 0 o'clock for the purpose of
making a search. He wont to a sa
loon whore ho thought Fore might be.
.lust ns ho entered Richard saw some
thing whisk out of sight nt the rear
end of the bar. A man stopped up
smd blocked the open passage way bo-
Iilnd the bar. Richard walked down
to the stove and stood rubbing his
liands as though to warm thorn. He
made n quick dodge past the man and
behind the bar , whore Fore was found.
"I've known you ever since I was
a boy , Dick , " Fore said to the detec
tive at the station , "but you surely got
< ho laugh on mo that time. "
He had been spending his days In
Iilding. Deforo robbing n house in
Sioux City four years ago , Fero had
served a term in the penitentiary at
Sioux Falls , S. D. He has served , It
is said , almost a dozen terms on pet
ty larceny sentences. Ho is about 20
years of ago , and of smart appearance.
JDurlng the last year of his most re
cent term In prison he sent letters
regularly to Detective Richard person
ally , thanking him for arresting him
lor the robbery , saying that ho was
a new man , and that when ho was
released he was going to start life
The letters wore all written In a
line hand and composed In excellent
Knglish. Sometimes they were four
and live pages in length. Fero will
be given a hearing in the police court
today. When arrested here last ho
was booked under the name of L. N.
FRUIT FOR PLAINS FARMERS.
A Department of Agriculture Bulletin
Tells How to Grow it.
The department of agriculture has
been investigating for several years
the possibilities of fruit growing on
the great plains of the west and the
results of these investigations have
been embodied in a bulletin which is
" for free distribution.
The bulletin says that the plains
are not a favorable region for fruit
growing on account of the lack of
moisture , but as the farmers of that
region must either grow fruit or do
without It the department has under
taken to help thorn.
The Investigation has shown very
encouraging possibilities for the growIng -
Ing of apples , cherries , plums , grapes ,
gooseberries and currants , and , in the
southern part , peaches and pears.
Wberc Irrigation is possible fruit
fit-owing Is comparatively easy , but in
the great plains Irrigation can only
S > e depended on In exceptional local
ities. Conservation of the scant rain
fall must be the main dependence.
IMuch depends on using the most fav
orable location , selecting the most
suitable varieties , cultivation and fer
tilization of the soil. The bulletin dis
cusses nil phases of the question , and
lves many helpful suggestions.
BUY ORGAN FOR CHURCH.
Ladles of St. Johannes Church Earn
Organ by Fancy Work.
Members of the St. Johannes church
arc thanking the Ladles' club of the
church for tholr untiring efforts to
purchase a now organ for the church.
The organ , which Is a beautiful Instru
ment , has arrived and has been placed
In the church. A history of many
months of hard work on the part of
the Ladles' club Is attached to the
purchase of this organ. The Ladles'
club is composed of about fifty mem
bers of the St. Johannes church who
pay a membership of ton cents a
month into the club's treasury.
Every Tuesday the ladles meet and
tlo fancy sowing , for which they arc
paid. This money also goes Into the
treasury. Tholr charge for sowing Is
so reasonable that tholr services have
been much sought by many a tired
liousewlfo of the city , and their Tues
day meetings ore busy. The treasury
of the club has provided many Im
provements of the church. The con
gregation paid for building the church
and the rest of the work was nt a
standstill until the Ladles' club came
to the rescue , and out of their little/
treasury slowly , but surely , the odlflco
was painted , sidewalks constructed
and many other much needed Improve
ments wore made.
At last the church was In need of
an organ , and the ladles worked quiet
ly and tholr little treasury was again
emptied and the organ purchased. It
Is with great pride the men of the
congicgatlon point to what the ladles'
work has accomplished.
Rev. Carl .Martin Is the pastor of
DA8SETT 18 GROWING.
An $8,500 Home Will Be Built There
by Karl Llnke , Rancher.
Hassett , Nob. , March 14. Special
to The News : The contract was
awarded for the erection of ono of the
llncst modern mansions that has been
built In any little city along the Elkhorn -
horn valley , and will bo an addition
to Unssott that the town will be proud
of. Karl Llnke , a wealthy German
ranchman of Rock county , a well
known stockman , progressive and full
of faith In this portion of the state ,
will bo the owner of this beautiful
The building will bo three stories
and n basement , equipped with every
thing up-to-dnto , Including a lighting
and water plant. When complete , It
will cost $8,500 and will be built on n
line tract of land just cast of the court
II. W. Galllhor Is also rebuilding and
homo which will
making an up-to-dato
bo a beauty , and the flno homo of
Hough Mlllor Is about ready for occu
pancy. Bassett citizens nro glad to
see Norfolk boom and take on city
proportions by paving tholr main
streets. It all helps to Improve Ne
braska's most beautiful valley , the
Norfolk Should Act Quickly.
Sioux City Is sending a man to Chicago
cage today for the purpose of cutting
off ono of the most Important and
promising fields In Norfolk's trade ter
By building forty miles of railroad
from Wynot , Neb. , to Niobrara , the
M. & O. railroad would give a short
line route from the northern edge of
Nebraska and the Rosebud country ,
Into Sioux City. And It is to urge the
M. ft O. to build this short link , that
O. J. Moore of Sioux City has just
gone to Chicago.
A Gregory lawyer , A. J. Wllcox , who
was In Norfolk during the day , said
Mr. Moore told him of the plan and
said that Sioux City's commercial club
is bound to got that link. They've be
gun a strenuous campaign to do it.
Rosebud people arc ANXIOUS to
have the link built , because THEY
WANT A WHOLESALE MARKET
NEARER TO THEM THAN OMAHA.
That is what Mr. Wllcox told The
They are encouraging Sioux City In
its efforts to get the link built , for that
It Is apparent that the New North
west is going to have a closer whole
sale market than It now enjoys.
NORFOLK Is the natural , logical
and Ideally located city for this distrib
uting center. But present freight
rates , it is claimed , make it impossible
for Norfolk to develop as a wholesale
center because of discriminations In
It is up to Norfolk to decide whether
this city will stop in and , by securing
fair freight rates , till the gap and pro
vide a closer wholesale market for the
northwest. There Is a vast territory
which would naturally be tributary to
this as a wholesale market.
From the fact that Sioux City has
already started a campaign to become
this distributing center , by getting a
short line , it would appear that Norfolk - (
folk must fight for Its life in territory
north and west of Niobrara. |
And not a day is to be lost in start
ing a campaign to so establish Nor
folk's rights as to make it possible for
this city to take advantage of its loca
tion and got a foothold In a wholesale
way that would allow it to compete
with Omaha and with Sioux City , even , '
In case the Wynot-Niobrara link be
built. . |
Right now , while the chance re
mains , is Norfolk's time to build a [
wholesale point. Once Sioux City gets
its short line built Norfolk's chances
for becoming established will be very
The New Northwest Is going to have
a closer wholesale market , whether
Norfolk acts or not. It's up to Norfolk
as to whether this town will be In the
The Commercial club directors meet
tomorrow and The News believes that
the solid business Interests of the city
would back them up In starting an im
mediate campaign for Norfolk's freight' '
rate rights. Every day lost , with
Sioux City already after a short line , '
lessens Norfolk's chances to establish
Itself as the wholesale market of this' '
There should be not a shadow of (
opposition in Norfolk to such a cam- .
palgn. Its success would mean Nor
folk's growth and the increase of Nor
folk property values. It Is a matter of
vital importance to every person in
the town. And no one with the city's
Interest at heart would refuse to sup
port such a campaign.
With the now danger of being . . . . . cut
off from all chance to got established
as a wholesale point , the tlmo clement !
has now become a very vital factor In
the matter , and Norfolk can't afford
to lose a minute. If the city has
freight rate rights that it is not enjoy
ing , the quicker that point Is Bottled
the better chance Norfolk will have to
take advantage of It. But delay may
spell a very serious loss of territory ,
now available If gone after In a cam
paign for freight rates that will put
Norfolk on an equal basis with other
Otto Uhlo wont to Madison.
A. Buchholz went to Madison.
E. R. Lucas of Foster was here.
E. C. Sweet of Madison was horo.
I' . G. Halo of Atkinson was In the
F. G. Aurlngor of Nollgh was In the
John Pofnlil of Hosklns was In the
Miss Emma Korlh returned from
S. S. McAllister of Liunro was In
Mrs. Louise Palm spent Sunday nt
Henry Haase wont to Sioux City on
W. A. Witzlgman wont to Madison
on business. '
William Zutz of Hosklns was In the
city on business.
I John Elcklor of Crclghton spent Sun-
1 day here with A. W. Flnkhouse. .
Miss Winnie Conley of Tlldcn was
In the city visiting with frlonds. |
Mrs. Loulso Krnuso of Iloskins was
in the city visiting with friends. |
Mr. and Mrs. F. Schulz of Plorco
spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bostrom arc In
the city enroute from Wausa to Den-j
vor , Colo. I
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Perry wont to
Stanton , whore they arc visiting with
F. II. Scott loft this morning for a
two months' business trip through
Joe F. Healey of Wltten , S. D. , and , (
his slstor , Miss K. C. Healey , of Sioux
City were In the city.
Miss Anna Roscnbaum , who has
boon here spending a week with her ,
sister , Mrs. Karl Stefan , returned to
her home at Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Scott and Miss
Hazlo Boyd of Columbus spent Sunday' ' '
here with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott.
Mrs. L. W. Schloto of Tlldon was in' '
the city to attend the examination of
Miss Annetta Schlote at the St. Jo-1
Born , to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
Jacoby , a son.
The front door window of the Hoff
man & Vlclo store was broken Into
some time during Sunday night. It is' '
believed an attempt to enter the store
A stack of hay belonging to Otto
Zuelow was destroyed by fire Sunday I
afternoon as the result of the strong1
wind carrying the flames from a fire' '
from burning rubbish two blocks away. '
M. J. Sanders , district manager of
the Boll Telephone company , was at
Pllgor Saturday and organized a farm
line of fourteen subscribers. Fourteen
miles of line will bo built north and
west of Pllger.
Many Immigrants moving to differ
ent parts of the state hare passed
through the city during the past week , j
Thirty head of horses from Tllden on
their way to Oshkosh , were in the city
Sunday night. One of the old time
prairie schooners passed through.
With the beautiful spring weather'
of yesterday automobillsts wore up
bright and early for a spin into the
country. Golflsts betook thomsclves
to the Country club grounds , where' '
they enjoyed some lively games on
the links , which are in flno shape. The
club house has been cleaned up for
the summer and arrangements for so
cial gatherings are now in order.
At the quarterly meeting of the St.
Paul's Lutheran church Sunday It was |
found that subscriptions to pay off the
$5,000 debt of the church reached up' '
to $5,600 , which leaves the church not
only out of debt , but $600 to the good
In the treasury. The subscriptions
were not solicited but wore all free
and voluntary donations. The salary'
and expenses of the church for the
year was $2,300.
A large number of hunters were out
bright and early after the ducks which
are beginning to haunt the watering
places surrounding Norfolk. Some of
the hunters were lucky enough to kill
a few of the fowl , but the majority
came back empty handed. "The
ducks , " says a farmer on whose place
there are a number of ponds , "are not
stopping hero much. They are still !
flying too high. "
Not all of the north Nebraska corn
of the 1909 crop is worthless as seed ,
according to Carl Rclche , living south
cast of Norfolk. Mr. Relche says he
tested the corn which ho husked be
fore the snow came , and 95 per cent
of It Is good for seed. He tested that
which remained out In the weather all
winter , and found 75 per cent of It
good for seed. Herman Bergman Is
said to have tested his corn and found
It all worthless. Mr. Reicho has near
ly 500 bushels of his 1909 crop.
Carl Reicho Is just recovering from
an accident last week on his farm
southeast of Norfolk , which came near
being serious. A team of horses
which ho was unhitching became
frightened at a chicken and started to
run. Ho hold to a rein but was kicked
by ono of the animals , and thrown
under the horses' feet. Ho was stop
ped on in three different places and
believes that but for a silver dollar In
his pocket , which was badly marked
by the horse's shoe , he would have
boon seriously injured. The horseshoe
shoo cut a hole through Mr. Roche's
clothing and purse.
The Norfolk steam laundry building
was entered during the night by per-j
sons who probably were In search of
money which they thought was loft In
the cash register over Sunday. No
money , however , Is kept In the safe or
cash register over night , and nothing
save possibly a few linens was taken.
The burglars entered the building
through the windows on the south sldo
of the building. When John A. Cra
ven , who Is In charge of the laundry
I hero during the absence of Dan Cra
ven , who Is at York looking after the
Interests of his company there , first
entered the laundry ho noticed that
the cash register had been raovoa
from Us usual place , and that the
clean linen had been thrown about as
If Bomo ono was In search of val
uables. Nothing , however , has boon
missed by Mr. Craven , who says It Is
Impossible to fell If any laundry had
been stolen until callers for the linens
are all heard from. The four windows
on the south sldo of the building were
shades In the front windows , which
were left open Saturday night , were
pulled down. The police nro Investi
gating the burglary.
Mrs. Mary Hong Klngsbury , who had
been bedfast for nearly three months
as the result of falling and breaking
her thigh on December 18 , quietly
passed away at the home of her daugh
ter , Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt , at 5:15 : o'clock
Sunday evening. Mrs. Klngsbury was
almost 91 years of age , having been
born May 2/1816.
Funeral services will bo held at the
Ralnbolt home Tuesday afternoon at
12:30 : o'clock , Rov. Edwin Booth , jr. ,
of the First Congregational church , In
Mrs. Klngsbury was a woman of re
markable Intellect and wonderful will
power. Despite her extreme age , up
until the tlmo of the accident which
led to her death she took the keenest
interest in all that was going on In
the world. Though her eyesight had
failed to quite an extent , she contin
ued , by the aid of n powerful glass ,
to bo n great reader , keeping up with
the telegraph news of the day with
much more precision than most people
fifty years younger. Save for her
weakened sight and slightly defective
hearing , she retained her faculties to
an amazing degree. Her great consti
tution and her extraordinary will pow
er were never more clearly shown than
in Mrs. Klngabury's last Illness when ,
week after week and often when It
seemed life could not linger another
hour , she would revive and fight off
the end with growing strength.
For ono of her ago , Mrs. Klngsbury
had an unusually large number of
friendships among younger folk of the
city and her keen wit and quaint hu
mor were a match for any age.
It was sixteen years ago that Mr.
Klngsbury , then 84 , expired. He dlea
January 5 , 1894.
Mary Hoag Klngsbury was born May
2 , 1816 , near Poughkeepsle , N. Y. On
September 17 , 1839 , she was married
to H. F. Klngsbury. Mrs. Rainbolt of
this city Is the youngest and only sur
Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury lived for
many years In Aurora , 111. , moving
thence to Ames , la. , and later to San
Diego , Calif. After a short residence
in California they came to Norfolk In
the fall of 1883 to make their homo
with Mr. and Mrs. Ralnbolt.
Mr. and Mrs. Klngsbury usually
spent their winters In California until
the last winter of Mr. Kingsbury's
Mrs. W. H. Bucholz and Mrs. W. M.
Ralnbolt are here and Mr. Bucholz and
Mr. Rainbolt will arrive tomorrow.
TWO NEBRASKA TRAGEDIES.
Mangled Body of Man Found Neat
Dakota City , Neb. . March 15. The
body of a man , believed from a letter -
tor In his pocket to be Joseph V.
Packard , was found dead about a mile
south of Coburn Junction , about fif
teen feet from the right of way of
the Northwestern road by three South
Sioux City boys , who were going hunt-
The man was evidently killed In
stantly by a passing train , as lie had
a deep cut across his forehead , his left
check torn open , his hip broken and
numerous other bruises and contusions
all over his body. He was about 27
years of age. The letter In the In
side pocket was addressed to B. F.
Packard and signed "Father. " It was
dated-at West Cunningham , Mass.
About $5 in change , a quart bottle
of whisky , a raffle ticket and a re
ceipt belonging to Dugan & Heffer-
man's saloon was found in his clothes.
He is suspected of the robbery of
Dugan & Hefforman's saloon Saturday
night in Hubbard , Neb. He was seen
in that city at midnight Saturday
Upon the discovery of the dead man
the three boys notified Byron Buchan
an , station agent at Coburn Junction ,
who in turn notified Coroner B. F.
Sawyer of Jackson , Neb. , who decided
death was accidental.
Woman Shoots Herself.
Lyons , Nob. , March 15. Mrs. Ed
ward Sabln shot and killed herself
east of hero at the home of John
Cooney , whore she ana Tier husband
were working. It appears that John
Crawford and Mr. Sabln were In a
quarrel at the Cooney home. Craw
ford drew a revolver , when Mrs. Sa-
bin snatched the gun from his hands
and shot herself , dying instantly. The
trouble started a few days ago when
Crawford and John Montgomery had
a fight , supposed to have been about
Mrs. Sabin. The case was taken into
court , and the trial set for April 8.
The coroner and sheriff have been sent
Uniform Spencer Firemen.
Spencer Advocate : Hereat er the
Spencer fire department will appear
on parade at all cetnbrntlona and pub
lic gathering In Hill dress uniform.
A committee of firemen met with the
village board Tuesday evening and It
was decided to order parade uniforms
for the department.
These uniforms are to bo paid for
out of n special tax to be collected
from insurance companies doing busi
ness In the city.
Winner Goes "Wet. "
Winner Journal : The annual town
ship election for this township was
hold Tuesday. There being but ono
ticket in the field the vote was not
as heavy as it would otherwise have
boon. The vote on the sale of in
toxicating liquor was thirteen "dry"
and thirty-eight "wot. " The following
oillcors were elected : Supervisors ,
ono year term , W. B. Roe ; two year
term , Charles Carter ; three year term ,
J , M. Marshall ; clerk , P. O. Boaulleu ;
assessor , H. P. Tollman ; treasurer , V.
J. Wagner ; Justices of the peace , Ed
Johnson and R. D. Gammon ; con
stables , W. E. Place and Phil Murphy ;
overseers of highways , Lee Hollcn ,
Theodore Funk and Frank Lewis ,
NOT A WORD ON POLITICS.
On the African Shorct Roosevelt Was
Met by Correspondents.
Khartoum , March 15. "I have noth
ing to say and will have nothing to
say on American or foreign questions
or any phase or Incident thereof.
"I will glvo no Interview , and any
thing purporting to be In the nature
of an Interview with mo can be ac
cepted ns fnlso as soon as It appears.
This applies to our entire stay In
Thoedoro Roosevelt , who Is return
ing from a year's hunt In Africa , ap
pearing hardy and strong , made the
foregoing statement today to a news
paper correspondent who mot the ex-
president on the edge of the Jungle.
BELMONT SAILED AS A VALET.
And His Actress Bride Was Booked as
"Miss G. Smith. "
New York , March 15. Listed ns
"valet" to "Miss G. Smith , " who Inter
turned out to be his actress wife who
was Eleanor Robson , August Bclmont
and his bride sailed for their honey
moon trip to the Mediterranean on
the North German Lloyd liner Berlin.
Neither the name of Belmont nor that
of his bride was cnctrcd on the ship's
Alongside the name of "Miss G.
Smith" on the ship's list was "maid
and valet. " Great secrecy was main
tained by the ship's officers to keep
the Identity of the mysterious "Miss
Smith" n secret.
About fifteen minutes before sailing
time a largo limousine car drove up
to the pier. A woman attired in a
somber dress , who was recognized as
Mrs. Belmont , closely followed by Aug
ust Belmont , jumped from the car and
hurried to the gangplank. They were
considerably surprised when accosted
by the newspaper men.
"I thought wo might elude you , "
laughed Mrs. Belmont.
They went Immediately to the suite
that had been set aside for them.
This was the quarters of Captain Lun-
grentern and the first officer , located
on the top deck forward , almost di
rectly alongside the bridge. They had
selected this suite , regarded as the
most disagreeably located on the ship ,
so as to avoid as much as possible
the gaze of the other passengers.
CARUSO TROTTED IN STATE.
One of the Tenor's Artist Guards Wore
a Gold Bracelet.
New York , March 15. Court Square
in Brooklyn had Its usual quiet dis
turbed. At about 9:30 : o'clock a
chunky , black haired man , wearing a
derby , a silk faced green overcoat ,
lemon colored gloves and carrying a
mace-llko gold headed walking stick ,
walked rapidly up from the subway
exit He was in the center of a hol
low square formed by six or eight
determined looking men and they all
moved rapidly over in the direction of
the municipal building. They hadn't
gone two dozen steps when a news
boy's shrill cry rang out.
"It's Caruso ! " he cried. "Git onto
Caruso ! Black Hand ! Black Hand ! "
Caruso , for it was he , broke into a
gentle trot and with his bodyguard of
detectives , fellow countrymen , singers
and artists , lost no time In getting Into
the buildings. Special officers had to
guard the door of the courthouse to
keep the crowds out.
The singer went Immediately to the
office of the assistant district attorney ,
Mr. Ross , and there he made affidavit
that the two prisoners , Antonio Gin-
cotta and Antonio Mlsiano , said to bo
members of the Black Hand , had tried
to blackmail him. The prisoners fin
ally were arralnged shortly before
noon and were each held In $5,000 ball
for examination Wednesday.
Caruso and his guard had given
everybody the slip. Besides the detectives
tectives of his guard , there wore with
him his old friends , Ariuand Lecomptc ,
Giuseppe Taricci , the artist ; Tullio
Vaghero , who is one of the orchestral
directors of the Metropolitan and who
wears a gold bracelet , and Eduardo
Mlsiano , a singer , who by a strange
coincidence has the same name as
ono of the alleged blackmailers.
MRS. MILNER IN A WRECK.
Wife of Fairfax Attorney Describes
How It Seems to be in Wreck.
Fairfax Advertiser : On Saturday
afternoon Attorney Charles Mllner re
ceived a telegram from Mrs. Mllnor
stating that she and her mother had
been in a railroad wreck , but had es
caped serious injury. A letter re
ceived Sunday giving a few of the par
ticulars in her language said : "Wo
were within two miles of Smith Cen
ter , Kansas , when the wreck occurred
and Oh ! the thoughts I had while goIng -
Ing down the embankment. Mamma
was sleeping In a chair the third
ahead and across the aisle from me.
Never shall I forgot the pitiful look
of all the passengers in our chair
car. I said 'a wreck , my God , a
wreck , ' and leaped over a young man
who had boon thrown on the floor
by my side. Then I tried to got to
her and before I could reach her the
car suddenly lurched and throw her
at my head , for I was landed In a
heap with n largo suit case on top
of mo. I took hold of her and hold
her , but it was only for an Instant ,
when the car stopped and lire burst
forth and wo got out by crawling out
of our car. All that makes us alive
now is that our train was electric
lighted. My hip is quito sere and I
have a black and blue chin Is all
I Buffer. To toll you the cause of the
wreck I can't , for no ono will over
know. Flvo great beautiful cars were
destroyed by the fire , all haggago and
all the United States malls were like
wise destroyed. Wo saved our baggage -
gage except a few Incidental things ,
as our drinking cups , veils only tri
Mrs. Mllnor was on her way to
make n visit with relatives In Kansas
| and the train she- was riding on was
the "Rocky Mountain Limited , " bound
from Chicago to Denver , Colo. , which
she boarded nt Omaha last Friday eve
ning. Mrs. Mllner was very fortu
nate and wo rejoice with every ono
hero that she was enabled to escape
Mystery In Death.
West Point Republican : The train
crew on the morning passenger from
Omaha discovered the body of a man ,
Wednesday , lying by the side of the
track near the Pulslfor culvert , about
a mile on this side of Crowe ! ! . The
train was stopped , the man picked up ,
but It was evident that lie had boon
dead for some hours. The train back
ed up to Crowell where the body was
left and the Dodge authorities noti
fied. An examination of the dead man
showed that ho had a largo hole , or
gash In the back of his head and that ,
probably , caused his death. How It
was received Is , of course , not known
at this time. Ho was Identified ns
Thomas Davis , n laborer on the old
Pulslfor farm. He was , If anything ,
past middle age and was considered
sober and industrious. He may have
been struck by a train during the
night before and he may have met
with foul play. He has relatives In
Must Have Lost One Hoq.
Brlstow Enterprise : William O.i'.loy '
was in town Thursday morning. Ha
said the Niobrara woke him up rather
early Sunday morning about 4 oVlock
the Ice gorge caused the river to over
flow. Mr. Dalley says there was twen
ty-five inches of water In his house
and ho lost $50 worth of hogs.
TO IMPROVE O'NEILL LINE.
Burlington Officials Make Another
Trip of Inspection There.
O'Neill Frontier : Superintendent
Ed Flynn , Trainmaster J. B. Austin ,
Uon urn i Road maste-- . H. Powen , As
sistant Road master E. D. Hoensheu
and General Agent P J. Donohoe form
ed a party of Hurllntron oUlcials who
came in. The object of the trip over
the Sioux City-O'Neill line was to get
a general line on conditions and pros
pects for spring and summer business
and also the needs of the line with
respect to improvements thpt will be
made this year.
It was learned during their stay In
town that the Burlington will make
extensive Improvements on this line
and that O'Neill Is to be the general
headquarters of the work. Machine
shops are to be opened in the round
house to keep the tools and machinery
in repair while work is going on
widening the cuts along the line and
ballasting the track. A steam shovel
Is to be put to work soon enlarging
cuts and repairing grades and as soon
as the frost Is out of the ground the
track will be built to the company's
gravel pit northwest of town and the
work of ballasting begun.
Seven regular train srews will bo
put on duty and a large number of
men kept at work. On tholr visit
here the officials made some Inquiry
as to the capacity of the town to takt
care of a hundred or more workmen
which they will have at work hero
and along the line. As O'Neill will
be the general headquarters of the
work this force of men will be here
at least a part of the time and some
of them all the time.
Mittelstadt Sells Yards.
L. C. Mittelstadt lias sold his lum
ber business here to the Blngenheimer-
Evans company of Crelghton. The
deal has been closed and the work of
Invoicing will be completed In a few
days. G. L. Evans of the Crelghton
firm Is here and has moved Into the J.
W. Gibson house on Koenigstein av
enue and Twelfth street.
Headquarters for Line Yards.
The Norfolk purchase of the Bingen-
helmer-Evans company now makes
them owners of five lumber yards In
northeast Nebraska , the other yards
being located at Creighton , Winne-
teen , Allen and Wynot. The company
will make Norfolk their headquarters
and will carry on a wholesale busi
ness , Norfolk being chosen as their
distributing point because of its rail
road convenience , which will enable
the company to supply quick orders
to other yards.
Henry Blngenneimer will probably
arrive hero today with his family. Mr.
Blngenheimer and Mr. Evans w/.ll take
charge of the headquarters here ,
while J. W. Blngenheimer will handle
the Crelghton office.
The members of the Bingenhoimer-
Evans firm are very highly spoken of
oy people who ha\e known the firm
for many years. Their acquisition by
Norfolk will add considerably to the
city's Importance as a distributing
Mr. Mittelstadt Remains Here.
Mr. Mittelstadt will remain in Nor
folk. Ho has no definite plans for the
future and contemplates taking a rest
of a couple of years. Ho has been in
the lumber business for thirty-five
years , and believes he is entitled to a
little recreation. For twenty-one
years he has lived In Norfolk , con
ducting his lumber business hero. He
has been one of the substantial and
prosperous business men of the com
Besides his yard hero , Mr. Mittel
stadt owns a largo lumber yard and a
large hardware store at Laurel , Neb. ,
and has an interest In a lumber yard
"I shall continue to make my homo
In Norfolk , " ho said to The News.
Other than that , I have no definite
Shoots Off Part of Hand.
Wlsner Farmer , Hunting Ducks , Picks
Gun up by the Muzzle.
Wlsner , Nob. , March 15. Special to
The News : While out hunting ducks
Sunday Marsh Motz , who Is living on
the Farley farm , four miles west of
town , had the lower three lingers and
part of his hand blown off with n shot *
gun. lie sat down to rest on the
banks of the Elkhorn. When ho arose
to start on , taking hold of the muzzle
of the gun. H was discharged with the
Mny Increase School Board ,
Shall the Norfolk board of educa
tion be Increased In slzo from six
members to Ml no ?
The electors of the school district
will vote upon this question at the
forthcoming election , to bo held Tues
day , April 5. Norfolk , having within
the past year become a city of the
first class of under 10.000 and over
5.000 population , the law provides that
"the board of education shall at the
option of the school district consist of
nine members who shall he quallllml
electors of said city , and shall bo ac
tual taxpayers. "
The election for municipal and
school board officers Is today called by
the mayor and city clerk.
Sioux City Wants Link.
The Sioux City Commercial club IB
sending a man to Chicago today to
try to persuade the M. & O. railroad
to extend its Sioux Clty-Wyuot line
forty miles northwest to Niobrara. O.
J. Moore Is the man making the trip.
He goes to Chicago In connection with
Sioux City's light for a better grain
rate , and while there will also take up
this Niobrara extension and urge the
M. & O. to build it.
A. J. Wllcox , a Gregory attorney
passing through Norfolk from Sioux
City , Is authority for that statement.
Mr. Wllcox says that ho talked with
Mr. Moore and was assured that Sioux
City has already begun a strenuous
effort to get that railroad link built
Mr. Wllcox says the people of the
northern boundary of Nebraska and
the Rosebud want the new link , be
cause It would shorten the distance
to Sioux City and glvo them a closer
THE DRY TICKET AT NELIGH.
J. J. Melick Will Head the List In
Race for Municipal Office.
Ncllgh , Neb. , March 15. Special to
The News : All persons favoring the
sentiment of the anti-saloon movement
met pursuant to adjournment last
evening In the court room. Capt J. D.
Hatfleld called the meeting to order
and the nomination of mayor was the
first on the program. J. J. Melick won
after three ballots had boon taken. J.
C. Jenkins , former mayor of the city ,
was a close second In the race.
It was a good natured , jolly crowd ,
with the usual flourishes of remarks
extended by prominent men.
The following is the ticket nominat
Mayor , J. J. Melick.
Clerk , Will Pike.
Treasurer , F. M. Housh.
Police Judge , John M. McAHIs'ter.
Council , First ward , J. W. Gotcholl ;
Second ward , C. B. Van Kirk.
The above men were nominated to
represent their respective ticket at
the election held In this city Tuesday ,
EDNA INGHAM CASE.
She Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to
Murder George Fox. / /4PS. | !
Madison , Neb. , March 15. Special /
to The News : Edna Ingbam of Nor
folk pleaded not guilty last night to
shooting at George Fox , a hack driver ,
with intent to murder. She said she
would plead guilty to assault , but
Judge Welch refused to accept this
until the former complaint should be
withdrawn. It is not likely the case
will come up again.
The Deneen case was postponed till
The jury in the Peter Unruh forgery
case was secured last night and the
trial started today. The state is rep
resented by County Attorney Nichols
and Hurt Mapes , the defendant by Al
len & Dowling and M. B. Foster.
Unruh , formerly postmaster at Tyn-
dall , S. D. , is charged with forging
affidavits of fire losses and collecting
The M. T. Sanders Stock Sale.
Ewlng , Neb. , March 16. Special to
The News : The M. T. Sanders dis
persion sale of Short-Horns here yes
terday afternoon was well attended.
The average price paid was a little
over $102. H. H. Hoppo of Francis ,
Neb. , purchased the line Imported bull ,
Kelr Sceptre , for $300 , and James
Leahy of Ewing bought "Brawlth
Rosebud , " a fine cow , for _ $225.
A new 33 horsepower crude oil gas
engine has just been installed at the
Ewing roller mills and it gives excel
A Bonesteel Preacher Quits.
Bonosteel Herald : At a meeting of
the church trustees Sunday afternoon ,
Rev. S. W. Pollard resigned as pastor
of the First Congregation church of
Rev Shaw of Huron presided over
the mooting , assisted by Rov. Mr. Jen-
In vlow of the unpleasantness that
bad arisen in the church over civic
conditions and the position taken by
some of the members on tbo question ,
the following resolutions were read by
Mr. Shaw and unanimously adopted :
"Resolved : That while wo rccoe-
nlzo that largo liberty should bo glvon
to Individual members of the Con
gregational church , to act on all matters -
tors of civic affairs according to thb
light of their own conscience.
"We , the members of the Congre
gational church of Donesteo ) , wish
to record ourselves as unitedly of the
conviction that wo the church phould
over bo a leader in things which make
for righteousness in tbo community
where it exists. That It shall bo the
fearless defender of sobriety and of t
the sanctity of the home and an invincible - |
vincible enemy of all that tnnds to degenerate - t
generate Instead of regenerating a hu
man soul. "
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