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TUB NORFOLK WBKKLL NKWS-JOURNAL , FK1DAY , JULY 22 , 3010.
Smashes the Plnte Glass.
Mlko Knrnr , n tnllor dlBchnrgcd by
tlin Knihn tailor nhop a week ago ,
found roftiKU In the city Jail yuHlurdiiy
afternoon , only after ho had implied
lilH lint through tlio plate glass door
of tlio ! ' . J. Fuesler tailor shop mid
then thrown a bottle well filled with
whisky thiough the opening hu had
nmde In the valuable glass.
Karar had been drinking : .ll week.
It IH wild , and yesterday he entered
the Fuesler Hliop In an Intoxicated con
dition and annoyed the employes there
for Hovernl hours. He was thrown out
of the shop bodily by two of the tail
ors after gentle hints that his pres-
tincc was not desired , were found to
be of no avail.
Karar , In his misty exit , accident
ally bumped his head against the door
Jind , to got revenge , smashed In the
plate glass and threw a bottle of whis
ky after him. Ho made a record
breaking run down Norfolk avenue ,
but was rounded up by Chief of Police
Mnrquardt , who jailed him.
Karar has no money and Is said to
be n hopeless case by tailors here. He
lias a wife and three children at Ches
ter , la. , which Is said to be his home.
HERE TO SELL OLD PROPERTY
Men Who Purchased Townslte Addi
tion Years Ago , Are Stung On It.
Arthur Hitman and Judge Ells-
worth , both of Benton Harbor , Mich. ,
were In the city looking over the Hlg-
man estate , a 50-acre tract one mile
west of here , with a view of selling It.
The two Michigan men went to Sioux
City , but will probably return hero In
a few days , should a contemplated
deal be made.
The fifty acres were purchased
many years ago by the Hlgman Bros. ,
for $20,000 , or $400 per acre for a town
lot speculation , the two brothers hav
ing then Just cleared about $60,000 by
selling about 10,000 acres of sandy
land In Pierce county , which they
bought from the government for about
$1.25 per acre , to Frenchmen , who
wanted to raise alfalfa and who had
the Impression that sandy land was
the soil to raise their product , and It
Is stated hero that they paid the Hlg-
man brothers something near $8 per
aero for the sand.
In those days speculation In farm
land was not as prolltable as town
lots. It Is said one of the brothers
met reverses and the other later went
Into the box manufacturing business ,
The llfty acres are now worth about
? 200 per acre , it is stated here.
How Norfolk League Stands.
Won. Lost. Pet ,
Bookkeepers I ! 0 l.OOC
Clerks " 1 .75C
Firemen 2 .C0 (
Railroad Men - 2 .50C
Edgewater - I' , .40 (
Traveling Men 0 4 .00 (
Fine Horse is Ruined.
A horse valued at $000 belonging tc
Dr. A. H. Tashjean was taken out of f
Stnnton county pasture ten miles
south of here and driven so hard bj
unknown parties that It is now unable
to walk. The doctor says the anltna
Is not now worth over $25. The an
hnal was crippled and Injured , sayf
Dr. Tashjean , u few nights ago by per
sons who took the animal from tin
pasture and drove it away without hli
consent. He has no proof as to win
the guilty parties are , but it is be
lieved he suspects certain persons.
The Injured animal was consldere <
one of the fastest driving horses ii
the county and was put in the pnstun
by the doctor , who was very fond o
the animal , some time ago.
The doctor has offered a reward o
$25 for the arrest or conviction of th
Talked of Lynching Him.
Nellgh , Neb. , July 18. Special t
The News : Orval Doud , a farmer 11\
Ing four miles from Brunswick , is li
the county jail here on a frightfu
charge , his own daughter being th
alleged victim of his act. Ho may ge
a life imprisonment , if the charge
against him are proved. There wa
talk of lynching at Brunswick durln
Benefit for Foote.
The benefit baseball game at th
driving park diamond , played betwee
the clerks and the railroad men1
teams , was easily won by the elerl <
by a score of 15 to 5. The rallroadei
put in a good pitcher , but he wa
knocked out by the clerks , who ploye
an enthusiastic game for their shai
of the benefits. The railroaders , wli
usually show good support for the
battery , were weak in this place Sui
$35 for Foote.
The grandstand was well filled wit
many rooters for both teams. Tl
gate receipts were $40 , and after tl
cxi enses were paid $35 remaine
which will be turned over to M
Foote , the railroad men's star playe
who was injured when his head stria
the hard bottom of the Elkhorn will
Fairfleld and Rusk both pitch *
good games , and Gllssman helped rr
tie the batters by constantly nskli
them questions , much to the anne
ance of the railroaders , who dldi
like this sort of ball playing. Molde
hauer won grandstand favor when 1
made n beautiful running catch of
high one. Krahn and Gllssman beget
got three-baggers. Miller , Ryan , Clai
Butler and Krahn were chalked i
with a two-bagger apiece.
The score by Innings : R. H.
Clerks . 2 0 2 3 0 2 6.0 0 15 20
Railroad Men.l 00 20 000 2 5 7
Batteries : Fairfleld , Rusk and GHi
man ; Zacek , Kelleher and Miller.
Rich Kelly of Tllden was here.
Beth Jones of Wlnnetoon was ho
A. E. Ward of Madison was in t
II. Hafner of Butte WO.B a visitor
William Llorman of Pierce was in
E. P. Wentherby went to Emerson
Herbert Hauptll spent Sunday with
friends at Hattle Creek.
Ernest HntiHt-h returned from a bus !
ness trip nt Hattle Creek.
C. H. McFarland of Madison is In
the city visiting with relatives.
Mrs. H. P. Davis of Corning , In. , Is
In the city visiting with her son , P. H.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Reid returned
from a short visit with friends nt
Miss Lorctta Doherty of Sioux City
spent Sunday here with Miss Nona
Burl Mapes went to Wayne at noon
and tomorrow will go to Council Bluffs
Mrs. Ruth Jenkins and daughter
Iluby of Omaha are here visiting Mrs.
F. W. Knapp.
Misses Edna Mooney and Nellie
Whitlaw of Stlckney , S. D. , were visit
ors In the city.
Richard Klngsley nnd his sister ,
Miss Krlssle Klngsley , returned home
from an outing nt Stanton.
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. E. Greene of Plain-
view are visiting at the Logan-Stilt-
Davenport camp at the Ray fnrrn.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bllger of Tllden
were here for a short visit at the home
of his parents , Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Bll
Mr. ami Mrs. Cork Jenkins of Kali-
mazoo were In the city with their new
automobile visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. P.
Henry Haase returned from O'Neill
and several other Nebraska towns ,
where he finished posting notices of
the Norfolk race meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bridge of
Mount Vernon , S. D. , are In the city
visiting with relatives. Mr. Bridge Is
cashier of the First National bank at
Mount Vernon. He was formerly a
resident of Norfolk.
Miss Lois Gibson , who has been here
visiting with friends enroute from
Boston , where she graduated In the
New England conservatory of music ,
to her home at Grand Junction , Colo. ,
left the city Sunday.
The Norfolk clerks go to Wayne
Wednesday for another game with the
E. Tague and family of Shelton ,
Neb. , have moved to Norfolk to make
this their home.
While loading furniture , C. L. Lee ,
a Northwestern brakeman , sustained
a sprain In his right side.
Douglas county is the dryest spot
in the state of Nebraska , say a num
ber of land experts here.
A special meeting of Mosaic lodge
No. 55 , will be held Tuesday evening
for work In the F. C. degree.
R. B. McKlnney returned froir
O'Neill Saturday. Mr. McKlnney re
ports crops around O'Neill in fine con
P. II. Davis and several people in
terested In Canada land expect to gc
Into that country for a few weeks
E. W. Zutz , who returned from Oma
ha , reports that crops In Douglas coun
ty do not show up as well as the crop ;
In this territory.
The town of Elgin will probably or
gnnizo a lire company after the com
pletlon of the waterworks system
which are now under construction.
P. E. Barrett , n Northwestern fire
man , was slightly burned about tin
back while working on his engine
Barrett will be laid up for a few days
f While swimming In the Elkhorn Sats
urday Ernest Raasch sustained i
f slight bruise on bis nose as the resul
of getting tangled up with some brusl
In the water.
Five bids were submitted at O'Nell
for the construction of the sewer sys
tern there. Donohoe and Peterson o
Omaha were the lucky bidders , gel
ting the contract on a bid of $1C,507.4 (
Souvenir spoons of the Norfolk pul
He library have arrived In the city an
are already being sold by local jew
elers. The spoons are very prett
and the engraving of the new Norfol
structure has been artistically fii
The rifle team of the local millti
company , consisting of Musicia
Lynde , Privates Inglls. Grauel , Stron
and Beemer left the city for the Asl
land target range Sunday. Captai
Anderson and Lieutenant Anderso
are also at Ashland.
s The detailed program of the No
folk chautauqua will arrive here froi
Des Molnes In a few days. The execi
live committee report the sale of 55
tickets , with the prospects of a ve'r
large attendance. The campers. It :
believed , will be unusually numeroi
For the second time within five daj
trainload of grading material , horse
mil laborers passed through Norfol
'or Dallas , S. D. , where there is now
arge supply of material and laborei
for the extension work of the Nort
western road. The last train passe
le through the city late this morning e
route to Dallas.
Dr. J. E. Strayer of Hartlngto
Neb. , enroute to Lincoln and Crete :
his automobile , to visit with relative
was marooned in the sand seven mill
west of here Saturday afternoon. I
was towed into the city and put up
the Ahlman garage for repairs. E
Strayer will go from here to Colui
th bus. ,
thk J. C. Burton a\id J. T. Wolfkiel toi
a 100-mile drive In Mr. Burton's big
wheel automobile yesterday , taking
E. Pierce. Plalnvlew , Foster , Osmond ai
Other towns north of Norfolk. On tl
return trip they met a Plalnvlew a
3S In trouble. When the Plninvk
driver was asked how far it was
Hndnr he said : "I'll show you tread
road to hades , If you'll fix this car. "
With $100 cash in their posscsslc
Young Denney and Leo Root we
re. busily scouring the city for Kid Lew
he who claimed the lightweight cha
pionship of the south and who w
in defeated sometime ago by Kid Buck !
of Sioux City. The two Norfolk tight.
or wanted to put up the $100 side bet
that Root could put Lewis out In eight
rounds. Lewis was not to be found.
Three fine pairs of shoes for three
home rutiK wat < the reward received
by Charles Landers. BOH of C. W. Lan
ders of Norfolk. Livnders IB now em
ployed at Wayne1 and Is playing on the
Wayne team. In the recent ball game
between Wayne and Randolph , which
resulted In the former's victory by a
Bcore of 14 to 4. a $5 $ pair of shoes was
offered for every home run made.
Landers succeeded In making three of
these long hits.
Joseph Kyslkle. the Nebraska Bo-
emfan farm hand who was arrested
i New York city four days after head
ad left Dodge , Neb. , enroute to Eu-
ope , was well known around Dodge ,
re he had worked for Borne time
n the Tobola farm. Kyslkle shot
own a New York city hotel clerk
hen the latter refused to drop a nick-
1 Into Kyciklc's automatic music box ,
hlch he used to carry around with
1m on the streets of Dodge.
Half a hundred members of the Nor-
oik Landwehr society will participate
; i the observance of the anniversary
f the battle of Sedan , one of the
reat battles of the Franco-Prussian
. ar and one of the decisive battles of
he world's history. The celebration
. ' 111 be held in Cumlng county , where
ranches of the society are making
reparations for this event. About a
ozen other societies have been Invlt-
d to participate.
Honesteel Pilot : R. E. Lulkart , for-
iierly of Norfolk , Neb. , but of late
nanager of the William Krotter inter-
sts of Herrick , arrived in Bonesteel
Vednesday and will assume the man-
gement of the Zorba general mor-
hamlise store , succeeding Herb Haak-
nson , who resigned on account of
emoving to Sioux City. Mr. Lulknrt
s an experienced hand in the nier-
handise business and as manager
ill proye a valuable acquisition to
The St. Johannes Lutheran church
mlsslonfebt in Pasewalk's grove Sun-
ilay was a decided success. The re-
elpts of this occasion netted the
hurch and mission more money than
he last year's missionfest. Five out-
> f-town ministers held services both
norning and afternoon. The congre-
atlon bang popular German hymns.
The Norfolk band gave a concert dur-
ng the afti'moon. Hoskins , Pierce ,
ladar and other towns in this vicinity
lad delegates at the meeting. Dinner
and supper was- served in the grove.
Detectives Davenport and Smith ,
tvho are working on the Flege murder
case , were In Wakefield last Friday ,
where they reported just returning
rom a wild goo e chase Into Iowa.
Some crazy fellow there , they say , tel'
ephoned for them , saying that he had
he man who committed the Flege
murder. When the officers arrived
there they found the sender of the tel
ephone massage to be insane. He told
the detectives that it was impossible
for him to call sooner , owing to the
fact that he was delayed on account
of the death of his dog , which he had
Favor- the Interurban.
Battle Creek Enterprise : Tin
monthly business meeting of the Bat
tie Creek Commercial club was heli
Monday evening and important bus !
ness was attended to. It was decidei
to make borne needed improvements
on the road due north of town am
a committee was appointed to attorn
to the matter at once. A committei
was albo appointed to make necessar ;
arrangements for the usual fall wort
on the south road. This committee
with other members of the club , an
soon to meet with farmers resldinj
south of town , when definite arrange
ments for the work will be made.
The interurban railway proposltloi
was discussed at length , and inasmucl
as it had been currently reported tha
Battle Creek was not only disinterest
ed , but actually dibcouraglng the mat
ter , the club went on record in refn
Ration of such charges by the unanl
mous adoption of the following resoli
tlon : ,
"Resolved , That it is the sense o
the Commercial club of Battle Creel *
Neb. , to aid In every way posslbl
those most interested in the estal
lishment of the proposed interurbai
railroad between Norfolk and New
man Grove , and that the members cc
operate with the farmers in securin
the bame ; be it further
"Resolved , That this resolution b
spread upon the records of this clu
and that a copy be furnished the Ba
tie Creek Enterprise for publication.
HIS FOURTH OF JULY PLAN.
Pierce Bridegroom Found Chinning
Pierce Leader : A queer colncldor
occurred to a young married coupl
not many miles from Pierce on th
Fourth of July , which threatened fc
a time to disrupt the peaceful roll
tlons of that family. The young hu
band for some reason or other di
not care to come to Pierce on tli
Fourth , but instead took his youn
frau to a neighboring sister to spen
the day and then returned homo. 11
had not been there very long , ho\
ever , until he had a change of boa
and decided to celebrate here an
thus hitched up the old faithful fair
ly horse and drove to town. V/hi
walking around he chanced to mm
one of his lady friends , whom ho he
known before being married , and tl
In two were extremely glad to see eac
id other , in fact , to such an extent tin
10 they decided to stroll around the cl
ir , together. In the meantime his wl (
! W whom he supposed was still in tl
to country , also decided to como to tl
lie celebration and she too came to tow
Imagine her surprise when taking
the sights to run across her husbai
re "chinning" bis old friend on the bai
Is , streets. To cut matters short si
tn- fainted , and was taken to ono of o
tnas physicians who pronounced it a ca
es of heart trouble , which it undoul
edly was. What became of "hubby"
we are not lira position to state , but
we Imagine he hit for "the tall tim
ber" at a speed that would put the
famous Dan Patch to * shame.
A Stenographer's Office.
West Point , Neb. , July 20. Spec'nl '
to The News : Miss Gertrude Ltndnlu ,
a graduate of the stenographic de
partment of the Omaha Commercial
college , has opened an office in West
Point as public stenographer , this
being the Hist time In the history of
the city where the public needs calli-d
for an office of this kind.
Crops Good Near Valentine.
Valentino Republican : Another good
rain visited this part of the state on
Tuesday afternoon which Is believed
to have extended over a large terri
tory. So far this appears to be a fav
ored portion of the state in the way
of rainfall. Some farmers on the
table land north of town say prospects
are good for better crops than any
they have raised during the past ten
years. Indications now are that al
though northwestern Nebraska Is look
ed upon by some people of the east
as a dry country , the rainfall will be
larger and the crops better than in
those parts that heretofore boasted of
their more abundant moisture. Should
crops fall here there would yet remain
a prosperous Industry which is never
falling and Is as a rule always profit
able the live stock industry.
Famous Driver Injured.
Grand Rapids , Mich. , July 20. E. F.
Gccrs , the veteran race horse driver ,
who was thrown from his sulky nnd
stunned nt Combtock park yesterday
during a warm-up of Orienta , a trot
ting filly , Is on the road to recovery
In Butterworth hospital where he was
taken In a semi-conscious condition.
Goers talked of going to the races
today but his physician believes It
prudent for the famous driver to re
main at least another day in the
LAST DAY OF AD CLUB MEET.
Fairbanks' Address Was Delivered
Omaha , Neb. , July 20. This was the
last day of the national convention of
the Associated Ad Clubs of America.
Former Vice President Fairbanks de
livered his speech yesterday afternoon.
W. N. Huso of The Norfolk News ,
on the subject , "Tlie Country News
paper as an Advertising Medium , " de
clared that "a country newspaper is
worth far more .is an advertising
medium than many times the same
number of papers isMied as a part of
the circulation of a metropolitan pub
lication , which is hastily scanned by
busy people and then tossed aside.
The country paper , which Is smaller
and more compact , Is read carefully
and thoroughly. In the city one h not
expected to have a speaking ac
quaintance with the man who lives
ten feet away , while in the country
everyone knows everyone else In the
vholo community and the paper
vhlch comes to the home filled with
terns concerning neighbors is a mes-
age of human interest to every inenv
er of the family and it receives an in
ensive reading that no other publica
ion is ever given. There arc no bet
er buyers of advertised , trademarked
ed goods than the people reached bj
he country newspaper. "
The Rosebud Shooting.
Winner Journal : Several conflict
ng reports were circulated on las
kVednesday concerning some troubh
it the Indian celebration at Beef Cor
al north of the Rosebud agency 01
July 4. The Journal made telephom
nqulry of the agency and was tel <
that as the result of a quarrel be
tween Billy Bordeaux and a younj
white man named Roy Harer , Bet
leaux was shot by Harer and pain
fully , but not dangerously , hurt. Tin
lispute had something to do with i
saddle. Harer was on horseback am
Bordeaux kept following him and hai
rasslng him in his efforts to continue
the quarrel. The story is that Boi
deaux tried to pull Harer off his hors
and the outcome was that Harer dre\
is pistol and fired at Bordeaux In ei
deavoring to defend himself. Harer i
a clerk in Miller's store at Oak Creel
and is about 18 years old. He ha
been placed in jail at Valentine. Boi
deaux is in the hospital there and 1
expected to recover rapidly.
8 O'clock Curfew at Plainvtew.
Plalnvlew News : The city's chic
of police has been Instructed by th
mayor to give the fire bell eight tap
each evening at 8 o'clock to indlcat
that it is time for business house
that come under the S o'clock closin
agreement , to close their places t
business and also time for all chlldrc
under 14 years of age to get off th
street as is required by the curfc1
ordinance of the city. This will I
done henceforth to jog people's men
orles so that there may be no goo
excuse for a violation of agreemei
Claim Shack Demolished.
Bonesteel Herald : A letter receive
from Miss Ella Mutchler , who is nom
steading near Sulpher , S. D. , stnti
that a bad wind , hail and rain ston
visited that section Friday and utte
ly demolished her "claim shack. " Mil
Mutchler , fortunately , was visiting i
her parents at the time , and vei
10 probably escaped serious injury ai
e. Crelghton Liberal : Harry W. Woo
10 worth and Laura Mildred Kruse we
10 married at the bride's parents' hon
n. Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock by Re
In Mr. Alcorn. The groom was attendi
idk by Paul Zuelow of Norfolk and tl
: k brldo by her sister Bornlce Kruse. Ti
10 ceremony was performed by Rev , 3V
ar Alcorn of the Congregational churc
so The happy young couple departed i
the morning train for Denver a :
other Colorado points on a honeymoon
trip. They will visit Mr. and Mrs. H. i
A. Cheney at Mnnltou. Colo. Their
trip to the depot and the time they
had In getting away surely presages
a happy married life us they got nil
that was coming to them. They will
be at home to there many friends af
ter August 15 In the house recently VH
cated by H. H. Schrocdor.
Harry Scott was flower boy nnd
Mildred Scott ring-bearer. Grace
Kyan played the wedding inarch. The
bride wore a beautiful French hand
Francis Brennan Recovering.
O'Neill Frontier : Francis Brennnn
met with a serious accident last Tues
day afternoon. While driving n horse
attached to n platform spring wagon
the horse became scared by n goat ,
near the Burlington roundhouse , ran
away throwing him fem the wagon.
Wh n picked up ho was unconscious ,
remaining so for about n half hour.
He sustained two bad cuts upon the
head and was otherwise bruised. He
Is now resting comfortably and will be
alright In a few days.
He Shot Sister.
Wayne , Neb. , July 20. Special to
The News : William Flege , the bro
ther of the murdered Louise Flege ,
was the man who killed his sister in
the dooryard of his farm home , seven
miles northeast of hero , In Dlxon
county , two weeks ago tomorrow af
Flege confessed to the murder last
night. The hired man , Henrich
Eichenchamp , who saw the tragedy ,
broke down under pressure from
Sheriff Mears and also told the story.
Flege had threatened to kill the
hired man , a youth of 18 years , If he
ever breathed a word of the crime.
Flege Taken to Ponca.
Flege was arrested last night by
Sherlfl Mears of Wayne county , who
will probably get the $2,500 reward
that was offered , and was hurriedly
taken to Ponca , the county seat of
Dixon county , in an automobile. The
quickly gathering mobs of men in
Wayne made It seem unsafe to keep
the prisoner here over night.
The hired man was also taken to
Ponca. They were driven over In the
automobile of Dr. W. B. Vail , former
ly of Norfolk. With them was Sheriff
W. C. Davenport of Sioux City , who
had been working on the case.
Mears Gets the Confession.
Sheriff Mears did great work on the
case. Ho has been getting on confi
dential terms with William Flege for
some time. He got Flege to believe
that he suspected somebody else. Yes
terday afternoon he drove to Altona
with Flege , hunting a clew apparent
ly on the Hogrefe murder case , and
while there Mears told Flege that he
believed people suspected him.
Flege Acts Like Man Shot.
Flege , ; when confronted with this
accusation , acted like a man who had
been shot. Ho started toward a fence
and went part way through It. His
actions were so dramatic that .Mears
concluded Instantly that he had found
the murderer. And he hastened back
to the Flege farm to wring a confes'
sion from the hired man.
The hired man was pretty nearly
frightened to death. Having been
told that he would be instantly killed
if he ever revealed a word of the
tragedy , he was afraid of death If he
told. Sheriff Mears brought sucli
tactful pressure to bear , however
that finally the young fellow admitted
that William Flege had killed the glr
and that he ( the hired man ) hai
seen the shooting.
Hired Man Tells of Crime.
Eichenchamp said he was just leav
ing the barn on Thursday afternoon
June 30 , for the field , when ho heart
Will Flege nnd his sister quarreling
at the house , 200 feet away. He bean
a shot and , looking around , saw tin
girl fall , mortally wounded , in thi
farmyard. Then the brother , appar
ently in fiendish glee , stood over thi
wounded form of his sister and firei
another bullet Into her body.
Then Threatens Eye Witness.
Having killed his sister , the demoi
turned on the hired man and warnei
him never to tell , if he valued hi
Eichenchamp then went to the Heli
and the murderer jumped Into his an
tomobllo and drove to Allen , return
Ing late that night when a telephon
message told him that his sister'
body had been found.
Murderer Goes Courting Girl.
The murderer was courting hi
c sweetheart , Miss Hlnrlch , when a tel (
s phone call came to him that the slste
had been found. The next night , a
was recorded In these columns som
days ago , Flege's eyes were sunke
in nnd he looked as If he were undc
a terrific nervous strain. His gull
was at once suspected.
, v And it was his sweetheart , whoi
he wished to marry and bring to hi
home , that apparently was at the bo
torn of the crime , together with
question of property Interests.
Will Flege Is about 40 years old an
has been known In the nelghborhoo
as "Crazy Flege. "
The boy farmhand was taken b
fore his own father to tell his stoi
and hero , In the presence of his pa
out , he almost weakened , withdraw
Ing some of the statements ho hr
made to the sheriff. It is suppose
it ho feared his father's wrath over ha
ity Ing concealed his secret so long.
id. Crowds Gather at Wayne.
As soon as it was known that Flej
had been arrested , crowds began
gather on the streets here and Shor !
ti Mears felt that there would bo da
re gor of a lynching If Fle'go was nllo'
10 ed to stay in the Jail here over nlgl
V. The garage was closed after Vail
car was taken out , and the sheriff ai
his prisoner were slipped out of toy
as quietly ns possible.
Gloomy on The Way Over.
b.in On the way to Ponca in the aul
in mobile Flege maintained gloomy
ad lence , He said not a word. And wh
Ponca was reached he said to the
Dlxon county Bhcrlff : "Hello , 1 ve
come over to see you. "
The hired man , Eichenchamp , Is
almost a nervous wreck as a icsult
of the strain of the affair. Lust night
he slept In the same room nt Poncn
with Sheriff Mearw and Dr. Vail and
all through the night hu kept tossIng -
Ing In his bed and talking continually.
He slept little or none.
Yesterday afternoon a ciowd from
Allen were going to dig up the Flege
girl's body to see If there were any
traces of evidence that had been over
looked but Sheriff Mears told them It
was unnecessary that ho had enough
evidence already to end a man to the
The crime was one of the most
fiendish that ever stained the fair
name of northern Nebraska. Two
weeks ago tomorrow afternoon the
Flege girl , nged nbout 33 , was" slain
by her brother. The brother , when
found late In the evening , said ho had
left home nt 1 o'clock and that the
last he saw , the hired man was Just
leaving for the field. The hired hand
then pretended , at f > o'clock , to mid-
denly discover the body of the girl
whom he had seen shot to death.
Rosebud Crop Conditions.
Dallas News : Crop conditions In
Gregory and Trlpp counties at the
present time are very "spotted" on ac
count of the fact that practically all
of the showers during June and July
have been very much local In char
acter. It Is generally conceded that
the worst condition In the two coun
ties Is shown along the region of the
divide northwest from Dallas. While
most of the land In this area Is In
dian land It Is getting Into qulto gen
eral cultivation by virtue of leases
and the losses through light crops will
be quite heavy In some Instances.
In both the northern and southern
areas of Trlpp and Gregory counties ,
the wheat and corn conditions range
from fair to good. Most of the win
ter wheat fields have been cut during
the past week and the yields promis
ed are from fifteen to twenty-live bush
els per acre. Many of the fields were
frozen out during the winter , but
those were generally plowed up. and
planted to other grains. The spring
wheat conditions , especially in the
southern section , are far from dis
couraging and average yields are indi
cated. The barley crop is a general
failure , although the acreage of this
grain has not been sufficient to make
it an important feature.
It is in the oats crop that the most
variable conditions seem to exist and
the lines cannot be strictly drawn as
to early and late varieties or as to
localities. There Is one field of more
than 200 acres of small grain within
three miles of Dallas that Is all good ,
including winter wheat , spring wheat ,
early oats and late oats. Those who
have been farming in Gregory county
for some time have always regarded
oats as a sure stand-by , but there are
many disappointments this season.
Many of the fields are not considered
worth harvesting , but there are still
many other fields In which the yield
promises to be from twenty-five to for
ty bushels per acre.
While many corn fields are much
behind normal growth on account ol
late planting or replanting the goner
1 al condition of this staple crop Is quite
satisfactory. The crop is making phe
lomennl growth in all localities and
occasional showers , with a normal fal
his season , will insure a large corr
A 10-Year-Old Boy Teaches.
Plalnvlew Republican : Wcrt i
Kirk , the 10-year-old son of Josepl
Kirk , is probably the youngest teach
er in the state. He has a school o
section hands , who i > re employed ) M
the itiii'ington railroad at this p'.n.cc
These men are Italians , natives of fu :
away Italy , who came to seek Ihci
fortune in this land of the free. The ;
live in an old boxcar on the right-ol
way about a block from the Burling
ton depot. They are typical Italians
small in stature and swarthy in com
plexion. But they are industrious am
frugal. They save their money. The ;
do not dissipate. They attend strlcl
ly to their own business. A few o
them have wives in their native land
who wait patiently for "their husband
to save enough money to pay the !
way across the briny deep to thi
country. Others have sweetheart
and in fact , they are about the sam
in this respect as people of this com
them had been through the primar ;
or first reader , and will proceed t
take up the second reader at once. H
says they learn very fast , nnd ar
thorough in their work. Some of thei
are well educated in their native Ini
guage and that helps some. He hn
no trouble keeping good order and dl :
cipline. He has had no occasion t
punish any of thorn , and not n singl
pupil has been expelled from schoi
t- since he has had the superlntendenc ;
Werter's salary for all this work
not large. We doubt If he charge
anything for his services , but thei
Is no doubt of enthusiasm In his worl
He Is determined that If these men r
main here long enough he will tcac
them all he knows nnd It will in
take very long to do it. Besides bee
learning he has put some Yankee pn
rlotlsm into their minds. On the ov
ning of the Fourth the boxcar lion
of these little , dark men fairly blazi
with the illumination of sky rocko
nnd other fireworks nnd n real Amei
, can flag floated from the humb
Frank Beels Asks Divorce.
Sensational charges are made In
petition for divorce filed In the dlslri
court of Madison county late Wedm
day afternoon by Frank H. Beels ,
prominent piano tuner of Norfol
against his wife. Rase A. Bee
Among other charges Is the allegatli
that Mrs. Beels never legally obtain
a divorce from her former busbar
one Mr. S trucks.
Mr. Beele and the woman fn
whom he now M < I > \K a divorce , or an
nulment of the marriage rmifnirt ,
were married only last October. Tho-
marriage took place October 11 at
Omaha. The couple have made tln-lr
home In Norfolk ,
Jealous of His Daughter.
Extreme cruelty Is alleged by thi'
lumbiiml. He charges that his wlfo
iiocame angry whenever he held or
kissed his 10-year-old daughter. Helen ,
mil would fiequontly swear 'at him
mil his daughter , applying vile and In
decent names to them , telling lteol
that she hated him. ordering him "lo
go to hell , " calling him a "damn fool"
mil using other choice oxproHsloiw of
like character and Import.
It Is alleged that Mrs. llcols wouliF
frequently leave home In the winter
or early spring when the weather war
cold , and that , In anger , she would'
stay out till nearly midnight , desiilto-
plaintiff's efforts to persuade her to-
leturn. The woman threatened to-
commit suicide and likewise to kill
both him and herself at times , It icr-
Threw Things at Him.
H Is charged that on April 18 MTH.
Heels threw a book at her himband ,
and on May 1 struck and pinched htm ,
throwing things at him ; that on May
S she threw n coat-hanger at him anil'
called him an unspeakable name ; that ,
on May 11 she called him a "dirty
crank" and "a liar. " and on Juno G-
she hurled a stove poker at him. Injur
ing his wrist , and swore at him. On
May 12 she Is charged with having
thrown magazines at him and wltlr
spitting In his face , striking him and
knocking oft' his glasses , calling him a
"liar , " a "coward , " and a "fool. " It is
alleged that on June 12 Mrs. Beelu
struck her husband with a fan and at
tacked him with her mills and teeth
and struck him with her shoe , severely
bruising and lacerating his loft arm.
It Is claimed that she frequently would
throw dishes at Heels and break the
same and the furniture.
Abused the Little Girl.
It Is charged that Mrs. Heels became-
very jealous of her husband's daugh
ter and would Ill-treat the child and
abuse her while the father was away ,
beating her , knocking her down , kickIng -
Ing her and at one time blacking her
eye , threatening her with vile names ,
and causing the child to become fear
ful of her life and to determine to run
away from home to escape the cruel
treatment. It Is said the woman
burned the child's keepsakes , received
from her mother , Including a picture
of her mother.
It is charged that Mrs. Heels on
June 22 , without her husband's knowl
edge , left home , sending the little girl
to her relatives without ceremony , and
locked the house. Previous to this she-
had declared she would leave and that
he would never see her again.
Mr. Heels alleges that his wife lived
in South Dakota only temporarily lor
the purpose of gaining a divorce nnd
not permanently for six months , as re
quired by law ; and that her decree of
divorce was never recorded In the
court In which the alleged divorce wnp
Auto Jumps Off Bridge.
Wayne Herald : If there is evoi
such a thing as a lucky accident then
the one occurred Sunday afternoon ,
about five miles southwest of Wayne ,
may surely be placed in that list. AIT
automobile containing six young ladles
nnd a young man plunged head first
off the end of a bridge into the mud
and water twenty feet below and nil
of the occupants escaped being kill
ed ; none had broken limbs , and only
one was at all erlously hurt. The
automobile was owned by a farmer
named Westt-rhouse and was being
driven by his son , a young man about
28 years of age. In the front so.it
with him was his sister , Mary , and
those in the back seat were Lucetta
Ulrich , Ella Wittier. Annite Wittier.
Minnie Wittier and Arnie Thompson.
The party were on their way home
from attending services at Grace
church southwest of town. A treed
rate of speed was being maintained ,
in fact , the young ladies a few mo
ments before the accident had urged. '
the driver to be more careful and not :
go so fast. The party were coming
from the west , and a short distance
from where the roads Intersect there
is n bridge on the highway running
north and south which they had to
Try n Neu-n v. put
Lost Husband , Became Insane.
Albion News : Mrs. Edith Roslyn ,
who has been working in the home of
F. F. Tully at Cedar Rapids , was ad
judged Insane last Thursday and taken
to the asylum at Hastings. Some
time ago she nnd her husband sepa
rated and since then her mind has
been giving away. A few days ago
she icceived a letter from her mother
in Wyoming that her father shot at
one of her brothers , and had declared
he was going to kill the whole family.
On the receipt of this news she be
came violently Insane.
M'COOK ELEVATOR BURNS.
Two of Updike Grain Co. , Largest irr
McCook , Neb. , July 20. In a flro
that broke out early after probably
smoldering all night , the Updike Grain
company's elevators and coal sheds
were entirely destroyed.
K. of P. encampment , Milwaukee
Knight Templar's Conclave , Chicago
Tickets on sale via the Chicago &
North Western Ry. . dally July 28 , 29 ,
ct HO and 111 , account K. of P. Encamp
ment. Milwaukee ; and dally August 4 ,
5. C and 7 , account Knight Templar's
k. Conclave. Chicago. Great opportunity
Is.in for sight-seeing In these beautiful con
in vention cities and to visit the many
ed adjacent famous summer resorts , lakes
'd ' , and streams of Wisconsin and Northern -
ern Michigan. For tickets and full In
> m formation apply to any ticket agent.
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