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rft - TTTE NORFOLK WEEKLY MFAVS , Tn\AL. FIUDAY. JT'NE 17. i
Start Soon on Y. M , C. A.
'I IK plans mid Hpcilllcallon.t nf ( he
\ M. 0 A. building are llnlnhod anil
now 1,0 Into thn liamlK ( if the huljuMuK
u mmlttoo , who will HOOII hold a meet'
hi : and iiHk eonlrnctoni Tor bids for
tin ( oiiHtrut'lloti of the building on Mm
V M C1. A. lot on the soul beaut corner
of Fouilh H ( root and Mndlson avunuo.
The building will face l''onrlh ' street
nllh a beautiful onlrnneo. Stonr
tilops lend to the wldo doorway. On
both sides Ilicni will ho largo square
lilllarH of combination brick and Htonu.
Ahovo Mm door the loiters "V. M. C.
A. ' will bo cut In Htonu.
immediately Inside the door the
larfo ; lobby lit untorod. This lobby
ruim across the ontlro lower floor to
the went end of the building. On ono
iddo lit the reading teen ) , boys' loom
anil wardrobcH. The HOcrotary'H of-
lleoH are on the other nidi1. The boys'
room ban a separate oiltranco from llin
north Hldo. The gymnasium will bo
located on I lie south Hide , reaching up
to the second Moor.
'I'ho stairway , which nnu ! up to llio
other two floors , Is situated In thu mid-
dlc of the building ,
The swimming pool , bowling alloy
and shower room , game room and
boating apiiarattm arcs all located In
the IwHoniont. Hero all comfort that
possibly can bo furnished IB sketched
out In the plaiiH , which show many
new Ideas In modern building.
The set ( mil lloor la neatly lilted up
wllli olghl dormitories , each provided
\\itli a wardrobe and access to a line
baihroom. lilted up with showers , etc.
T'IOHI' ' inntiiH are situated In the north
end of the building facing thu post of-
Ike. The end of this lloor Is taken up
bj the upper gallery of the gymnasium.
Twenty single rooms and a largo
shower bathroom take up the onlirc
third lloor. These rooms are all outside -
side rooms , extra precautions being
taken to see that they are well venti
lated. lOaeh room Is provided with a
largo \\ardrobo with the hallway run
ning in between thorn. The rooms
\\ilt vent lor $10 each per month. Ac
cording to homo of the building com-
mltteo many of those rooms huvo al
ready been spoken for and they do-
( hire ( hat all will bo routed bel'oro the
control tor has commenced operations.
C' II Groosbock wont to Dallas.
V V Light returned from Madison.
W. C. Tomplclon of O'Neill was in
\V. .1. Oow roturncU from a business
trip at Neligh.
II. rocker and E. ICorlh went to
I'lerco on business.
William Haboratroh of Ncllgh was
in the ( ity ou business.
Mrs. .T. Minor has gone to Corning ,
la , for a short visit with relatives.
Justice C. F. Eiscley and George
Dudley went to Madison on business.
1' . P. Hell has gene to Grand Island
to attend Iho undertakers' convention.
Dr.Vrlght of St. Louis was in tiio
city visiting with the U. F. Schiller
Mrs. W. A. Klngslcy and children
have gouo to Omaha to visit with
Mrs. .T. C. S. Wollls. Jr. , of Omaha is
In the city , visiting her sister , Mrs. P.
C S , Itridgo and his brother , Hobert
TJridge of Fremont , went to Wood
Lake on business.
Miss Lconoro llagel of Columbus Is
hero to spend a few weeks' visit witli
her sister , Mrs. W. F. Hall.
Mrs. George U. Chrlstoph has gone
to Alliance to spend a month's visit
with her sister , Mrs. Charles Tnbbs.
Dr. F. G. Sailor and family of 1'iercc
and C. II. Salter of Norfolk have gone
to Long 1'ine for two weeks' camping
Airs. George 11. Desmond is going to
Uivorton , Neb. , for a visit with her
paionts. Mr. Desmond will spend a
few days in Omaha.
O. L. Anderson is reported ill.
The Trinity guild will meet with
Mrs. Matrau Thursday afternoon at
13iO. : :
Deputy postmaster H. C. Gentle has
east olllco work aside and is enjoying
a two weeks' vacation , which ho will
spend at ills old home at Crcston , la.
Charles Harneko of Norfolk , who
was operated on at Omaha Tuesday , is (
reported as doing very well.
The HapHst Missionary Circle will
meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. L.
Nichols , 800 South Fourth street.
Mrs. Lmlwig Koenlgstein returned
from Rochester , Minn. , where her
mother , Mrs. Asimis. underwent an
operation. Mrs. Asmus Is reported as
lames Thomas again is busy at the
loial postofllco as extra clerk and car
rier , lie Is now taking the place of
V. .1. Hoohnkc , who is taking a llftccn
The Stanton baseball team arrived
hero at noon to play u ball game with
the Norfolk clerks' team at the driv
ing park diamond. The game was
called at U:30. :
' ' of the First
1 ho Ladles' Aid society
Congregational church will meet at
tilt home of Mrs. Edwin IJooth , with
Mrs. F. E. Davenport assisting , Thurs
day at 2 30 p.in.
deoi-go H. Chrlstoph and J. E. liar-
pei of Clearwater went to Omaha to
attend the convention of the Nebraska
Pharmacy association , which will hold
a three days' session there. The elec
tion of olllccrs will take place Friday
Ernest llunsch returned from n busi
ness trip at Pierce. Mr. Haasch made
tie ! trip in his automobile and reports
the roads In bad shape. It was neces
sary to obtain the nld of horses to pull
the machine out of many bad places In
A meeting of hose company No. 3
was hold at the city hall last evening.
A communication from the York lire-
men was read Inviting the Norfolk
llromen to attend the dromon's tourna
ment which will ho held at that piano
Juno 21 , J.5 and 1C. !
Flro Chief MUlard Green has re-
cr-lvod an Imitation funn Ilin HOCIV
lai ) ol llu Madlhon F'liulli ' of July
ontt'ilnlninont committee , Inviting all
the Ilieiiten and Norfolk cltl/.eiiH to
rome to Madlttou on July 1 to piiitli-l-
pale In the celebration to 1m hold there
on that day ,
City Lcauc [ | io Organized.
Norfolk now him a city ham-ball
leagno ennuis ! Ing ot llvo local team * .
They aio the c-lorkN , traveling men ,
railroad men , bookkeepers and lire-
The league wan organised at a mam *
meeting of baseball faiiH held at tie |
city hall last night , al which Clarence
Rasoloy acted an chairman.V. . F.
Hall was elected president of the
league ami W. J. Stafford M'eretary
and tieasurer. Each manager was
elected a director.
Friday night at 8 o'clock the man
agers and ollloor.M of the league will
niool at the L. Urueggeman olllco on
Norfolk avenue to arrange a schedule
and draw up inles.
The making of a schedule will bo a
hard proposition , say the fans who
were present. Games , they declare ,
should bo played at leas ! three times
oni'h week. The gate receipts will
easily pay all expenses of the league
and at the end of the series the re
maining funds will probably bo divid
ed equally among each team. The
pennant Is the object of the contests.
What the pennant shall bo will be de
cided at the meeting of the directors.
Following aio the managers of each
team : Clerks , Clarence Rasoloy ;
Hookkeepers , Cleo Loderer ; Railroad-
era , William I'.eck ; Traveling Men , C.
W. iMcMaslers ; Firemen , L. 11. Ken-
The conservatory junior class pro
gram at the Auditorium Tuesday even
ing proved to be all that was claimed
for it and more. The stately bearing
of the performers and the well ren
dered music conspired to Impress the
audience ( bat music is a valuable cle
ment in education , and ciptips the stu
dent with breadth of character.
Throughout the entire program Intense
Interest was manifest , and not a single
failure or breakdown , every performer
being possessed of a poise and stead
The following participated :
Lotha Larkin , Elmer Heeler , Helen
Craven , Lcota Leach , Hossio Ward ,
Gladys I'asowalk , Foodora Frledrichs ,
Mildred Gow , Grace llrando , Ruth In-
bolder , Elva Tompleton , Grace Hills
Edyth Nelson Ulrich , May Schwcnk
and Esther Kollorman.
The graduating class and the post
graduates will render the dual pro
gram on Thursday evening , June 10.
Mrs. Heels , the director , is sparing no
pains to amplify every detail making
it an event of the season. Dr. Tindall
will present the diplomas with a short
address on the subject of music. The
incidental features of the program will
be of jio small importance.
Golf Teams Chosen.
Captains of the two golf teams who
will bold a tournament at the Country
club giomuls Friday afternoon have
chosen their men. The teams arc
composed of all the golf playing mem
bers of the club. The teams are as
nines C. E. Hurnham , captain ; S.
M. lirnden , G. 1) . Hulloi-lieUI , W. A.
Wll/.lgiiiiiii. Dr. P. H. Sailer , S. G.
Mayer , L. P. Pasewalk , N. A. Rain-
bolt , M. E. Pangle , J. R. Carter , E. S.
South , W. II. Hlakeman , R. C. Sim
mons , E. E. Illght. C. II. Durland ,
George Spear , W. N. Huso , A. Dogner ,
W. F. Hall , H. T. Reid , Sam Erskine ,
C. H. Sailer , J. E. llaasc , John Fri
day , S. F. Erskino , W. A. Kingsley.
N. A. Huso , E. F. Iluse , C. F. Shaw ,
M. O. Wolcott , W. R. Pargcter , Dr. J.
P. Pecival , C. M. Uhlig , II. C. Saltier ,
E. W. Blitz.
Reds J. S. Mathewson , captain ; A.
L. Killlan , D. Mathewson , C. H. Rey
nolds , John R , Hays , J. H. Maylard , F.
10. Davenport , W. P. Logan , E. M.
Hunllngton , Dan Craven , W. J. Staf
ford , H. A. Pasewalk , M. C. Ha/.en , C.
S. Parker , C. A. McKim , G. J ! . Chris-
toph , A. E. Chambers , George N.
Heels , R. E. Tlilcm , C. E. Tliow , Dr. E.
L. llriish , T. 10. Odiornc , F. A. Heeler ,
Dr. C. J. Verges , G. H. Sailer , R. H.
Humor , J. H. Dclanoy , C. S. Hrldge , C.
P. Parish , JO. P. Wcathorby , Paul /AIO-
low , C. A. Ritchie , A. II. Kiesau. F. 'A.
McGiunis , C. J. Hnllock , A. T. Hutchinson -
inson , U. O. Kiesau.
'Neligh , Neb. , .lupno ifi. Special leThe
The News : F. M. Thornberg was today -
day acquitted of the charge of murder
ing his neighbor , August Rakow , last
October. .Thornbrg admitted the
killing , but claimed self defense. The
Jury brought in a verdict at 1BO : this
The freeing of Thornborg was a
complete surprise to the community.
People hero who had been following
the trial anticipated a conviction of
It was after U o'clock when Judge
Welch reached the courtroom to hoar
the verdict. Thornberg was set free
and Iho jury discharged.
Five ballols were taken. . The Ilrst
one was to lest the sentiment as to
second degree murder. Then there
were three on manslaughter. Then
came the acquittal.
Thornborg , previous lo the shootIng -
Ing , had been ordered off the prem
ises of Rakow. The shooting was over ,
a ? U ( inarrol. Rakow was shot dead in
his hay meadow , fourteen miles from
Neligh. There had been bad blood
The jury wore : W. McCango ,
George McCalln , John Hock , Thomas
Lisincn , William Green , G. E. Iloffficn ,
O. N. Smallwood , Thomas Kent , John
Hulchlnson , Fred Wagner , Harry Tier-
ny , Michael McGulry.
The State Rests.
At Iho conclusion of the cross ex
amination of Iho defendant his at
torneys rested their case shortly after
II o ( Io < k > < trrcla > moinl'u-
, 'I he Male called In icbti'ta. ' Jlenrj
| Mailer at the ( oinmoncenient of ( he
lafleiiiooii session and ntiin County At
torney IMce. Export lenlimouy wa
Int induced by the state In Iho person
of Dr. 8. R. Hopkins of Omaha , who
Is a physician and Ktirgoon of ( hat
idly. Ho tout Hied In logard lo Iho
wouiidM Inlllf'tcd upon the head of the
defendant by a pitch fork , and wheth
er or not they weie of a natuio lo
caiiKo lack of memory for an Indell-
ulle period , or meiely of a short dura
tion. To the best , of his judgment
the concniislon of thu brain such an
hi ought out In the evidence In this
caw would be of a short duration.
Dr. W. F. Conwell of thin city , also
testified In regaid to the above , with
practically the same views as that
sworn to by Dr. Hopkins.
After these witnesses had tOMlllled
both sides rested and the allbi-noys
pioceeded to argue Iho case before
the jury. It was agiecd thai the stale
in cloning , which was Senator Allen ,
should not. consume more than one-
half of ( he ( line Hint the atlorneys for
llio defendant conminied In their argu
ments of the case.
County Attorney Rico occupied
thirty-live minutes in Ills opening re
marks for Hie slate. Attorneys Wil
liams and Harrington for the defen
dant consumed forty-livo minutes and
Senator Allen In closing consumed
'I'ho Instructions by the court were
read to the Jiry | after supper and con
sumed thirty-live minutes. It was
( onceeded by many present , who in
recent years have had the opportunity
in hearing the like read by a court
and in a murder case , but expressed
themselves in not having Iho pleasure
of listening to such elegant instruc
tions as given by District Judge A. A.
'Ine jury wont Iq their room for de
liberation al. S:40. :
In most cases of this nature rumors
are numerous as to what verdict the
jury may bring in , but in tills murder
trial now closed there were very few
expiessions apparent , and very few
conceded an aciiuillal. In fact what
sentiment there was , was evenly di
vided between that of an acquittal
and that of finding the defendant
guilty of manslaughter.
Complimentary To Mr. Cheney
Creighton , Neb. , June 15. Special leThe
The News : A surprise reception was
sprung on Harry Cheney at Creighton
on Monday evening at the home of his
mother , Mrs. George 10. Cheney. The
participants included members of the
dilfcrent Cheney families in town , the
employes of Iho Socurily bank of
Creighton of which Mr. Cheney is the
president , and a few personal friends.
The affair was infoTmal and was
given , as the speaker of Hie evening
said , lo commemoralo the importance
and honor conferred by the grand
lodge of Masons upon the recipient ,
Mr. Cheney , as grand worshiplfnl master -
tor of Masons of Nebraska during the
present Masonic year.
To Harness the Niobrara.
Omaha , Juno 15. A new power
company , capitalized at ? 1200,000 lias
been incorporated by two Omaha men
and a Swiss capitalist , F. Jneggi. It
is called the Niobrara Investment
company and its plant will bo located
at the mouth of the Niobrara.
Mr. Jaeggi , who was connected
witji the North Lotip river power
scheme , lias withdrawn from that and
will invest most of Iho money which
will bo utilized in the Niobntra propo
sition. It is the intention to furnish
electric power at a low cost to Sioux
City and for local industries near Iho
power plant. A cement manufactory
is a. certainty there , for there is a big
deposit of raw material at hand.
Reed Files for Senate.
Madison , Neb. , Juno 15 , Special to
The News : Willis E. Reed left yes
terday for Lincoln on legal business.
While at Lincoln ho will lilo as a can
didate for United States bomitor , sub
ject lo the democratic primaries. Just
before taking the train ho pajd the
county tieasurer ? r > 0 , the lemiircd fee
for filing , and look the treasurer's re
ceipt for the same with him.
Reed was formerly a law parlner of
ex-United State < < Senator William V.
Allen of Madison. Ho will make his
campaign against comity option , fight
ing Mr. Hryan's new Issue.
WANT BRYAN TO MAKE RACE.
Petitions Sent Into Every Nebraska
County to Force Him In.
Lincoln , Juno 15. A concerted
movement looking to the entry of W.
J. Hryan in the Nebraska senatorial
race was begun yesterday , when dem
ocratic leaders of Iho slalo prepared
for the circulation of petitions in
every county of the stale asking Mr.
Hryan to enter the contest. Two
forms of petitions have been framed ,
ono intended for democratic voters
and one for signatures of members of
all political parties. These petitions
were sent broadcast immediately , llio
object being to have returns made by
the time Mr. Hryan returns from Eu
The circular Is signed by J. II. Hut-
Held of Lincoln , and among the names
mentioned ns sponsors for the move
ment are State Representatives Wil-
hon and Evans , Dr. P. L. Hall , vice
chairman of llio democratic national
commllleo , W. E. Haskloy , Judge A. S.
Tibbels and Frederick Shoppord.
Save Bryan Would Run ,
Lincoln ! Juno 15. "I have assur-
luicL that If u sulllclont number of
people sign the pctlllous asking him
to bu a candldalo that Mr. Hryan will
" said Victor Wilson
run for the senate ,
son who Is now circulating petitions
ask'lng Mr. Hryan to premlt the use
ot his name. Mtv Wilson -would not
say who had Inlormutl him that Mr.
| lrMI -vi Mill i , ii.-i > M ! iii nin but ho \
> ; Hr ; u with Ills uorltltti tin- Idea
ll'iil tlieie In t'.O ' doubt ( hat ( he pio. l-
dentlal candidate will rit inlo Hie
raie. At ( hi * lime Representative
lOvaim ot Hamilton county IH having
pelltlons circulated In eight countioH
and In each of tliese has has linked
members of the legislature to write
to friends of theirs to get busy In
other coiTiHIos , Victor Wilson said
practically every person he had pre
sented th6 petitions to had signed
them with the except Ion of two demo
crats. Evans milo lie had met one
democrat who refused' li > sign giving
as a learon thai , bo did not believe
Mr. Hryan should outer stale politics
Noted South Dnkotan Dead.
Aberdeen , S. I ) . , June M. Major
John II. Plckler , who , while a member
of congress from South Dakota , Intro
duced the resolution which anlfmri/cd
llio Ilrst rural free mall delivery , died
at Ills homo In Fnulklon yesterday.
He was ( ! ( ! years old. Major Plcklor
wn a member of Iho FIfty-llrat. Fifty-
second , Fifly-thlid and Fifty-fourth
congresses and was a pioneer loader
In developing Iho slate. Ho was com
missioned a major at the age of1 ,
for bravery In the civil war.
DAKOTA ATTORNEY ACCUSED.
David P. Thomas of Sturgls Accused
of Violating Law in Homestead.
Sturgls , S. D. , Juno 11. Attorney
David P. Thomas of this place lias
boon arrested by J. W. Parmley , dep
uty United Slates marshal , on an in-
dlclmont returned by the federal grand
Jury nt the recent federal court ses
sion in Deadwood , charging him with
violation of law In connection with the
taking of a homestead while he was
United States commissioner at AVasta.
Ho gave bond for his appearance for
trial nt Pierre on Juno 121.
New Tclearaph Wire.
Gordon. Nob. , Juno 17. Allen Gru-
vor and Ks ! gang of sixlcon men are
building the Western Union Telegraph
company's'now line from here to Chad-
ron. The gang came hero Saturday
night Irom Scribner , where Ihey had
finished a line.
Cattle to Market.
Gordon , Neb. , June M. Special to
The News : Eddie Hill shipped two
cars of cattle to South Omaha.
Dead From Apoplexy.
Neligh , Neb. , Juno 11. Special to
The News : Alex Robwedder , a farmer
leslding about eight miles north of
Neligh , was stricken witli apoplexy
last Friday evening while on his way
in Iho pasture to return witli cattle.
He died shortly after being taken into
llio house and before medical aid could
be summoned. Funeral services were
held at the Presbyterian church in
that vicinity Sunday afternoon. Hu-
rial look place in llio cemetery nuar
Other Jewelers Stung , Too.
A. F. Danan , alias W. L. Howard ,
and with probably several more aliases
altaohell to his real name , will not lie
brought back from Fremont for pros
ecution. Danan , who through u bogus
draft swindled George II. Hurton , a
Noifolk jeweler , out of ? ; :7..ri : ( ) , has
many charges against him. Ilo was
caught at Schuylor by peputy , Shot iff
Tullle of Fremont while in llio very
act of working the hamo game on a
jeweler of that city. It was the same
old game his son was graduating , lie
wanted a watcli to send him as a gift.
He had just finished up on M. liuck , a
Norlli Uend jeweler , whom lie defraud
ed out of a ? - ' , " ) watchand , some money.
The jeweler became suspicious and
telephoned the Fremont niilhorllies ,
who caught the man at Fremont.
When he was brought to Fremont it
was found ho had swindled R. M.
Herrc , a Fremont jeweler , out of a
sum of money and a wnlch. He had
in his possession a large number of
valuable watches and $210 in cur
County Attorney Nichols telephoned
Sheriff Baumnn at Fremont yesterday ,
but was notillcd that Danan would bo
prosecuted at Fremont. Over u dozen
charges are lllcd against him by jew
elers all over Hie country , lie is want
ed in Dakota and all through Ne
Sheriff Hauman said lie had been re
ceiving telegraph messages for two
days from various points in Dakota ,
asking Mint the man be hold. "You'll
bo out of ollico long before lie over
gels out of Iho peiiilonllary , " Hauman
said lo Nichols.
Thornberg On Stand Again.
Neligh , Neb. , June M. Special to
The News : Apparently completely re
covered from his collapse of last Fri
day , F. M. Thornbcrg resumed Iho
witness stand today in his own behalf ,
to toll bow ho killed his neighbor , A.
At the opeifing of court Mils morning
Judge Welch permitted the defendant
to hear the questions utid answers of
the last half hour of last Friday , re
read in order that ho might correct
miy niisstalemonts which ho may have
made when his mind did not compre
hend what ho was saying ! Ho changed
the distance from llio ccnlor of Iho
hayrack whore ho said Rakow was
standing , making it four feet from him
( Thornberg ) Inslcad of 'seven. '
Thornborg says ho was climbing up
Inlo Iho haytack , presumably for the
purpose of accompanying Rakow homo
to settle their quarrel. Rnkow struck
him seven limes with a pitchfork , he
says , before he fired the fatal shot
that dealt death. The pitchfork blows
rained down while Tliornborg was
climbing up Inlo the rack.
Thornberg's head bcomcd cleared up
District court opened shortly after II
o'clock yosteidny afternoon in the
Thornborg murder trial. The defen
dant was requested to 'tako ' the stand
by I lie court to rcmimo the croHS-oxntu-
Inntlon by the state. There wuroabout
Hin mention ( * nnkod by Senator All -
l < n when a leteityvi ; taken until SrD :
Home Tnlcnt Game nt Nclluh.
NoliKli. No.I ) . . Juno M. Special to
The News : A challenge was issued
and IH cepted by UK * mnmiKcr of Hit
Taylor Valley baseball team about two
weeks ago by Manager E. S. Scollold
and Captain Hartley of this city. The
two ( earns \\eio to bo married men
and ( o ha\o had some experience dur
ing their lifetime of the national game.
This eVent was pulled off at Rlveraldo
park yo.stoidaytafternoon. . 'I'ho nt-
tenilanco was Increased by the legal
talenl now In the city and the pres
ence of the jury In the Thotnborgcase.
The Nellgli has-beens thoroughly dem
onstrated Mint I hey had not entirely
forgotten the game and defeated ( lie
vltilnrs by a scoio of ! ) to 5. Follow
ing hi tlie score by innings :
Neligh n : : o : s i o o o * -
Golf Match Next Friday.
Under the captaincy of C. 10. llurn-
ham of the "bines" and J. S. Mat how-
son of the "icds , " the Ilrst Country
club tournament will bo held on Iho
golf links next Friday , when the blues
and reds will battle to determine
which learn ahull pay for the luncheon
to lie served In the evening/ The com
mittee lias sent out notices to nil mem
bers to bo present at the- grounds atI
o'clock Friday ultornoon , when the
different teams will bo chosen.
Alter the totalling of the scores Hie
ladies ot Trinity church will serve
luncheon in llio club house , which will
1)0 ) decorated for the occasion. The
regular Friday night dancing parly
will then follow under the direction
of James Dolnney.
Two Fires in Same House.
i'Mrc ' from a mysterious origin gut
ted n clothes closet In the homo of C.
F. Jlanso at oil ! South Eleventh streel
at S o'clock last evening. Neither Mr.
nor Mrs. llaaso were In llio house
when the lire was discovered. Mrs.
Haaso enlered the smoke-iilled rooms
ami was overcome by Iho smoke. She
bad lo bo carried out to the sidewalk
and later was taken to a neighbor's
Iioiibo. Mr. Haase suffered slight
burns about the face. Ilo entered the
burning closet and his beard and eye
brows were scorched. The firemen
put out the Ilamo with the aid of
At 11 o'clock this morning lire again
mysteriously broke out in the attic of
the house. It was discovered by
neighbors , who rushed into tie | house
anil found Ihat the wall of the attic
was in Humes. With the aid of water
brought upstairs in buckets they ex
tinguished the ( lames. Much of the
family's clothing was burned.
To Prevent Fires July 4.
A. V. Johnson , Nebraska lire com
missioner , is anxious to prevent loss
of life and properly by reason of llio
celebration of July Fourth. To that
end lie has issued the following state
"On July ! , 11)0 ) ! ) , the loss by lire di
rectly traceable to fireworks amounted
lo ? 20,000. If every properly owner
and every patent could bo persuaded
lo pay some attention to Mils impoit-
ant mailer , giving to their employes ,
their tenants , their neighbors or their
children timely warning as to the pro
tection of properly from Fourth of
July loss , the loss of 1910 would un
dergo noticeable decrease.
"It Is the special business of the
Nebraska lire commission to impress
upon the general public facts that will
tend lo awaken men , women and chil
dren lo the importance of protecting
property from loss through fire. In
anticipation , therefore , of llio general
celebration throughout Nebraska July
1 , the Nebraska lire commission re
spectfully submits to the people of
this stale these suggestions :
"In the effort to preserve life jind
prolect property , the place for the au
thorities to begin Is with the sellers of
fireworks. Ordinances and laws pro
hibiting the bale of the moro danger
ous variety of fireworks may bo en
forced more readily than orders seek
ing to regulate or prohibit their use
after they have been sold. Strict su
pervision by authorities over places
where fireworks are being disposed of
and nolico lo dealers Ibat the law wll (
ho enforced to the letlcr will reduce
the lire loss to the minimum.
"Small children should not be per
mitted by their paronls or guardians
lo handle fireworks or matches.
"All persons using mat dies or punk
or lighted firecrackers should bo care
ful to see that these do not contain
lire and when they are thrown away
they Hliould not he thrown in Iho vi
cinity of inflammable material.
"When fireworks are exploded In
the evening particular care should betaken
taken that the place from which they
are discharged is clear of debris or
inllammablo material and that ( be lo
cality in which the sparks or lights are
likely to tall is free from buildings
that might bo destroyed.
"Tho 'toy balloon' is most dangerous
so far as property is concerned. If
this cannot lie abolished altogether it
should not ho permitted to bo sent up
after the general public lias retired for
"All collar ways , fence corners and
places where waslo paper or od ) rub
bish accumulnlcs Hliould be given a
cleaning up before July ! . Where it
Is impossible to clean up entirely , the
premises should bo given a thorough
drenching so there will bo no danger
of any lighted article carelessly
thrown starling a blaze.
"Tho mayors of several cities have
already commenced a systemallc cam
paign looking to the prevention of llro
loss on July 4. Their good example
ought to bo followed by the authorities
ol every city and village in the stale. "
Were They Accomplices ?
Three suspicious cnaraclers late
Monday night hammered on the dooi
of the llio station and requested ol
Flic Pi her Monroe that they bo ml
milled into the jail for a ni ltl's hid ; :
in ; , . Fionl the qtiCKllons they nskeil
Monroe became tmsplgloim of them and
he telephoned for Conwtablu Klynii ami
Nlglil Watch O'Hrten. who. Upon theli
arrival , found that the strangers hut1
dlKiippcaied. Whether Iho men wen
accomplices of Toulon and Manning
who tipcnt the night In jail , It ) noi
known. Mill they wore very paillc.ulai
In their quortions as lo wholhor 01
not any one was In jail and to gut n
descilptlon of the two men who wore
yesteulay hound cuer lo the district
court for burglarizing Iho Ovorockei
After being lofiiFOd iidinlttanco tc
the jail by Monroe the three men
walked lo the roar of ho ( Inllon and
later disappeared. It is loporled Unit
about elf-.lit character
. suspicious ! '
spent the night near llio roundhouse ,
Whether llio three men wore only
looking lor a night's lodging or whelh
or tcy ! : were at tempt ing a jail break
is not determined by llio autliorllles.
GOT AWAY QUICKLY.
Man Who Swindled Engclman Cleanec
up $15 in 45 Minutes.
Frank O'Neill , who swindled Allor
ney J. C. Engolman out of $ lfi , aftei
telling him of a tallroad accident al
Clinton , Nob. , In which his cousin wiu
alleged ( o have lost both hands , ( ooli
but forty-live minutes to got his moiioj
and leave the illy. lie tried .Indue
Powers on the game al 10 o'clock , M
D. Tyler at 10i'0 : and finally landed
Mr. Engolman at 10:30. : lie took tin
II o'clock train for Coliimbnn , half at ;
hour later , accoiding to Constable.
Finklionse , who Investigated Iho cast
during the atternoon and found thai
O'Neill bad spent Sunday night at the
Munson hoarding house on Soull
During ( ho night other boardord ii
tlie place hoard O'Neill describing va
rious klndu of railroad wrecks whlcl
netted him mon y. Names of ntlor
noys weio heard between snores am'
in ( lie morning O'Neill inquired of the
boarders who were prominent at tor
noys in the city. lie way caieful nol
to get any allornoys who leprosenlei
railroads. One of the hoarders sav ,
him leave the city at 11 o'clock t'oi
Hrnno Wiilors of Wayne was hero
C. J. Eby of llaitinglon was in the
Miss Clara Polcnsky or Madison was
Mrs. Hugo Paul of llndar was iii
S. A. McDowell of Lyons was here
C. Llclitenborg of lladar was a Nor
Miss Dors. Palm went to tladnr to
visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Pollock of Hart'
ingum was in the city.
Mrs. Fred Schul/ wont to Uosklns
for a short visit with friends.
Frank Lehman returned from a busi
ness trip through South Dakota.
Norton Howe and Peter Stafford , jr. ,
attended a dance at Tildon Monday
Hans Pokcnse of Randolph is in tlie
city visiting at the homo of Julius
Hurt Mapos has gene to Madison to
assist in the settlement of the A.C. ,
Angst Stolfcn and son , Simeon Stef-
fcn , of Halllo Cieek were in the city
cm onto to Grand Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gottingcr have
gene to Challanooga , Tonn. , whorp
Mr. Gottingor is allomiing llio T. P. A.
convention ao dclegalo from this dis
C. H. Durland , A. Hiicliholy. and
George 15. Chrlstoph have gene to In-
man , where tlioy will npprni.so piop-
crty for the Norfolk Huilding and Loan
Emery Stockholm , rcprcsonling the
Ahpor Green Lumber company of Win-
bide , was in llio city on business and
calling on fi lends. Mr. Stockholm was
formerly witli the Updike Grain com
pany of Omaha and is well known
Robert Marquardl has accepted si
position at tlie Hall book store during
The llro station olllco at the city hall
Is being made larger. A general over
hauling is going on. The old walls
have loon ) taken out and a pine floor
will bo put down.
The Norfolk firemen's baseball loam
pholograplis have been finished and
bliow u ] ) in line shape.
Tim Carrabinc has resigned his po
sition as bookkeeper at the Norfolk
Long Distance telephone ollice.
Miss Minnie Hrnusch has accepted
; i position as stenographer in tlie
Kaasch Hrothors' real estate olllco.
Charles Harneko , a blacksmith In
Iho employ of August I'asowalk , went
to Omaha to undcigo an operation.
Thurbday night the Woodmen of the
World debating club will bold a kan
garoo court. A large attendance is
The Degree of Honor will hold Ihoir
social mooting- Wednesday afternoon
nt : ; : o at the homo of Mrs. P. J.
Uarnes on South Eighth street.
Ndws of the death of Mrs. L , II.
Drake , a sister of Mrs. W. II. IJuttor-
field of Norfolk , was received in Nor
folk yesteidny. She died yesterday
morning at Corning. N. Y. Mrs. Drake
was known In Norfolk , having vibKod
hero several times.
Omaha Hoe : A. G. Elllck , H. C.
Hromo and Clinton Hromo have form
ed a law partnership under the name
of Hromo , Elllck & Hrome. Ofllces
will bo opened at TOo Urandoia thcalor
building as soon as the building Is
completed. Until then members of
the firm will remain at their rospoc-
Mr. , ; ii < l \Ir . K. F. JOrsklno will
leave mxt Monday for n trip ( o hi- .
old home tu Canada and Mien ulll
joiiniey to Veiinont , Mr . Ernklno'H
lormcr ho-.o , and ( o New York. Mr.
' Miic. , ontoiilo , will slop at Coluni-
i.ii. . . u. . .1 ih'K-Hut" from Nebraska ( o
the national I'nlled Commercial Trav-
eli r ' ( Diiventlon ,
A icBular mooting of ( ho Norfolk
,1'oniirrrtlul , club illree.torH was hold
'nt noun al the OMinid hotol. Thorn
UuU been no niccilng tor several woolm
and a largo amount o'f work was reported
ported bv the oecrotary. 'I'ho tllruelom
KCI to Emorlck Wednesday ovoillng lo
uUend the meeting of the farmers In *
toroslod In the Norfolk-Newman Grove
A crowded city hall is promised foi1
tonight's meeting of baseball faun ,
who will endeavor ( o organl/o the city
league. C. W. Mi Master , of llio trav
eling men's team , L. Keiinersou of Iho
llreineii and Chuonco Rnseloy of the
clerks have ordeied Iliolr players to
bo plot-cut at llio meeting. All pliasou
of ba.-c'balldom will bu gene over and
It lu holicU'd ' Cmt Iho bathers , Iho
rntiioad men and the Wnrnorvlllo
Ion nut will all bo present.
Six bundled apple trees Ilia ! had
Juiit titiaincd an ago when ( hey should
bnar licinlly wore doslroyed when llro
ittirted by n hpnrk fiom n Norlhwoal-
ern onjilno swept 1111 urchind two miles
oa'st of Aillngton recently. The or-
clmid Is the properly of Major Ormn-
by , the well known Wyoming slock-
man. Ornibby's orchard contains about
2 1)0 ) tioes and bordei-B on the railroad
rlfchlofity. . It was a beautiful plum
mid lias lor ycaiu caused much com
ment by passenger passing by. Ne
gotiations for Foltlomont of Iho dam
age car.M'd by the llro are ponding. If
they fall , Ormsby will bring mill ,
against tlie Noithwesterii for liio vnluo
of Hie Injured treua.
N. A. Ralnbolt lias returned irom ti
few weeks' fishing on his Inko in Witt-
connln. Accompanied by his wife and
son , W. M. llnlnbolt of Omaha , ho re-
tu.hicd to SI. Paul , where Mrs. Rain-
holt remained to visit for a short Mini !
with friends. Mr. Rninbolt and bin
soli went to Omaha , Mr. Ralnholt ar
riving hero Tuobday. Fisli wore plen
tiful on the lake , pickerel Iho sixo of
a man's arm wore numerous and black
buss n common repast on ( ho luncheon
table. To show Mint it Is not an easy
matter to land a pickerel Mr. Rainboll
exhibits an injured linger through
which a hook passed during a Imltlo
wi'th ' an extraordinarily largo fish.
Mrs. Rainboll , he says , was as lucky
at'fishing ' as any of the party.
Omaha Moo : Charles Norton , vet
eran railroad passenger conductor , him
been rcliieditli a pension by Mm
NorlhwcbU-rn road after forly-oighl
joara with Mio Northwestern company.
For ( ho last twenty years or moro Mr.
Norton has boon running out of Oma
ha lo points west , and Is perhaps ono
ot ( lie host known conductors in Ne
braska. Ik-ginning lilo as a freight ,
hrakcnian in 1802 , he was promoted
two years later to a freight conductor.
In'1870 ho took his next stop upward ,
anil was made extra passenger con
ductor. ,111 187ho loft the Northwest
ern to go to work for the Iowa Central
and had charge of tlie first train Mini
ever ran o\or the road. Shortly after
wards he was made trainmaster of the
] u\Ui Cential and remained in that po
sition until ISSO , when lie came back
to the Northwestern as a passenger
conductor. For moro than twenty
years ho has been on trains leaving
Omaha , and up to three years ago
made his homo in this city. Ho now
makes his homo in Henson , wiioro lie
is living with bio family.
THE EDISON CAR A SUCCESS. ,
Talk by J. A. llar feld Resented by the
Maker of the New Storage Type.
Kansas City Star : J. A. Hurzfold ,
president of the public ulilillcs com
mission , .started something when ho
said MIC "Honch cars , " oporalcd on ( ho
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth street
car lines in New York City with Iho
Edison storage batteries , had not yet
proved a success. R. II. Heach of the
Federal Storage Hattory Car company ,
\vhich manutacturcs the cars , in a let
ter to the Slar , says Mio slalomonlfi
made by Mr. Har/.feld about llio fail
ures of Iho car and Iho HO percent loss
of electric currant after ( he baltory
has boon charged , are not ( run ,
"There is no curroni loss whatever
Irom the Edison battery after It la
charged , " Mr. Heacli wrote. "Yon stnto
that if the car ever is perfected Micro
will of coin-be bo no need for under
ground trolleys. As a mailer of fact
the car has been perfected , and it lias
boon accepted and acknowledged by
all Intelligent < nglnours In this coun
try who know anything about It. Tlioso
cars are being manufactured and sold
regularly to traction companies all
cner the United States. "
Con way F. Holmes , vice president of
tho' Pioneer Trust company In Kansas ;
City , rode on tlie storage battery cars
recently while in Now York and made
( some inquiry about their success.
"So far the storage battery cars
have proved an absolute success on
the level slrcct car lines In Now
York , " Mr. llolinea said this morning.
"The cars are operated Micro with two
5-horsopowor motors. In Kansas City ,
whore the bills are long and sleep It
requires four flO-horsepower motors on
each ear. While llio tcstn and experi
ments BO far have been a success on
level streets ns level us a lloor It
doobii't mean that the cars could bo
operated In Kansas City. The tests ,
if over made hero , might provo suc
cessful. It isn't right ( o say Iho car
Isn't successful , because so far It has
been very successful , "
This Was Flr.n Day ,
Did Old Glory wave from your ( lag-
slafl' Tuesday ?
It was "flag day" In America. \
North Nebraska Deaths , S
Henry Nelon dlod near Albion.
Mrs. A. Chillis of Wakellold died at
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