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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL , FKiuAY , AUGUST 19 , 1910.
Colome Wins Trlpp County Champion *
ship From Wltten.
Coloinc , S. D. , Au . 17Colomo
won the baseball championship from
Wltton liiHt Sntunlny nt this place by
n Hcuru of 6 to 3 , In a gntno featured
by some gf tbu eluvuruHt diamond
Htunts soon boru this season. It was
bnttlo between two capital teams and
by winning Coloine stands undisputed
loaders In tlilH section.
On Sundiiy nt this place , Wilton nnd
Dallas crossed batH and \Vltton , play'
Ing a nervy tip-bill gnmo , won out
In tbo eleventb , closing In n series of
tbrlllH. ono of the most spectacular
struggles over seen on any Hold.
Colome Wins Championship.
Saturday'H gnmo bad the Trlpp coun
ty leadership at stake. Colomo bad
Jones , probably the beat mound-art
ist In Ibo amateur ranks In this part
of tbo state , on the slab. Against him
was pitted Heed , whoso sterling right
arm lias made every team but Colome
low to Wltten , and whoso prowess ns
n pitcher and manliness under all cir
cumstances has made him a favorite
\vlth every fan.
The excitement began In the third
when Wltten scored three. Colome
came right back and evened It up.
Thereafter Wltton was helpless be
fore Jones who was absolute master
In the pinches. Colome scored ono
In the sixth and two In the seventh ,
through a combination of errors and
mnnshlng drives , putting the game on
Ice. Features of the game wore the
hitting of Trolmng , the all-round work
of Hobby Ford , two catches by Tro-
bang and 13. Cooper , and the pitching
The score by innings :
Wltten . . .00300000 0 3 7 5
Colomo . . .00300120 x 6 11 2
R. II. E.
Batteries : For Colomo , Jones and
Ford ; Wltten , Reed and Laird. Struck
out : By Jones , 8 ; by Rood , 11. Bases
on balls : By Jones , 3 ; by Reed , 2 ;
Stolqn bases : Trohang , B. Cooper. C.
Cooper , Cousins , Burnhatn and Felton ,
Umpire , Nelson.
Wltten 8 : Dallas 7.
For eleven Innings on Sunday , Wit-
ton and Dallas put up a battle that
sent thrill after thrill up and down
the spiral columns of nearly 300 fans
who yelled themselves hoarse at a dozen
on plays that would have brought a
big league crowd to Its feet. The
Bame itself was a mixture of foozling
nnd brilliant plays. Jones , of Colomo
pitched his second successive game
this time for Witten whom he had
beaten on Saturday. Dallas made 1
hits and S whiffed the ozone. Bui
Wltten , playing at times splendid ball
bunched no less than 12 errors , everj
run scored by tholr opponents belnp
directly traceable to a misplay. Dal
las made 7 errors while Witten hll
Parker for 14 safe drives , two of then :
being doubles. It was this startlinf
combination of hitting , bungling am :
good playing that made the game un
certain until Witten scored the win
nlng run In the eleventh on two pow
erful licks after two were down , and
after they had tied it up in the nintl
In the same way. A glance at the
score will reveal the strange medley o
play and the great uphill struggle
waged by the Wltten boys.
Tbo score by innings :
Dalla j 1300300000 0 7 7 '
Wltten 1020003010 1 8 14 1 !
Batteries : For Dallas , Parker am
Hetts ; Wltton , Jones and Ford
Struck out : By Jones , 9 ; by Parker
8. Bases on balls : By Jones , 2 ; b ;
Parker , 3. Hit by pitcher , by Jones
3 ; by Parker , 2. Umpire , Nelson.
FIRST AID TO THE GAMBLERS.
Salaried " " " '
"Cappers" Show "Suckers'
How to Win.
Kansas City Star : A capper is i
man who Is paid $3.00 a day to stam
In front of a sure thing gambling gam <
nnd drag In big piles of soft mone ;
on the first turn of the wheel after thi
seeker after something for nothing hn :
dropped out , broke.
Kansas City's young men abou
town whoso Europe is the North End
whose Mediterranean is the Mlssour
river and whose Monte Carlo is tin
excursion steamboat , support abou
fifty cappers , dealers and lookout :
who make up the crews of probabl ;
ton sure thing gambling games rui
oexpressly for the "two-bit" bettors.
But the young men don't know tha
there are such things as cappers. I
they did , they probably would kee ;
on playing their quarters in a will
liopo that on the next turn the batter
might fail to work and they migh
accidentally win that $50 the dea'le
has promised them if , when the arro\
stops , it points to one of those bill
nailed down between every other pal
of nails that mark off the winning nn
The young men abqut town neve
win. But they see other men win , s
they keep playing until they have los
the $4.2r they brought with then
The man who stands next to th
loser has marvelous luck. He an
four or live other players win contli
irnlly , sometimes as much ns $50 o
ono turn of the wheel. But If th
young man about town had watche
carefully ho would have seen that th
same men were always In when I
came time to pay off. Had ho ker
) ils oycs on the players Instead of o
the wheel ho would have seen mono
pass from ono winner to another an
finally bo slipped back cautiously t
Capping if there is such n word-
Is n science. A man , to bo worth $
a day to a proprietor of a game , mm
know when to play and when to stn
out. He must bo an actor. If th
"suckers" are plentiful nt the roulett
wheel ho wanders over to the Kloi
illke game and wins a few thousan
dollars , leaving four or flve young mo
throwing quartern on the tahlo In
an effort to boiu a man who counts
seven small dice HO fast that even ho
does not know the number thrown.
The dealer In a klondlko game , It
may not bo out of the way to ex-
Iain , never leaves the dice on the
oanl long enough for the players to
unit the Hpots , unless noio except
ippers are In the game. Then the
ealor pauses a moment and asks
D crowd to nlllrm his count.
Every game has four or five cappers
nd a lookout. The lookout watches
10 cappers , and the dealer , ho sees
nit the players are not paid too much
lonoy. Ho never bothers himself
. 'hen a player receives less than is
The dealer makes great grandstand
lays to convince the players 01 his
onosty. Often n capper will lay n
10 bill on the board and the dealer
. til throw It Into the pile before ho
eglns to count out the change.
"Was that a five or a- ten ? " ho asks
10 cnppor after counting out flve dol-
" and five are ten. Thank you. "
This shows how careless the dealer
s with the money and that he will
ako a player's word rather than have
A few moments later a capper
brows down a dollar and starts to
"Hero's your change ! ' the dealer
alls wildly nnd he nearly has to leave
Is game In order to get the seventy-
Ivo rents to Its rightful owner.
Cappers are of different types. If
hey all looked alike some person
night become suspicious. But at that ,
ho dealer llkos suspicious persons ,
irorldcd they're not too suspicious.
V suspicious young man always be-
loves that lie's a little wiser than the
ioalor and It always costs him all his
money to find that after all the man
hat runs the game is pretty wise.
Ono capper crow of an excursion
joat game is almost ideal. All are
Idtlme gamblers , down and out now.
ioino of thorn have boon successful at
ounty fairs , but no gambler likes to
'ollow county fairs. Some have been
driven to the city by the cleanups of
One is a prosperous looking middle
iged man. Ho wears a light suit , an
iinprotontlous diamond ring and a
short mustache. Ho looks as if he
might have loft his motor car nt the
: lock. He Is a real actor and he earns
Us $3 if over a capper did. He watch
es the game as if his house and lot
ro staked on every turn and he
snaps his fingers angrily and clenches
ils fists when he loses.
No. 2 is the rough , yet honest , work-
ng man. When ho wins persons who
don't know that he perfected that
makeup when he ran a shell game
> 'oars ago when shell games made
money feel sure that no will spend
: ils winnings to buy his wife a now
Sunday dross. They don't know that
Ijls wife Is the gaudily dressed woman
irlnklng beer at a nearby table.
Then there's the young man with
lie black feit hat , dented with four
small dents. He wears a soft shirt ,
a green four-in-nand tie and a black
suit. He looks to be about tl years
old , but whatever ills age he was the
ilealer for an envelope game with a
circus eight years ago.
The fourth really looks like a gam-
Dior. When persons see him wm they
feel that it is his skill In placing his
Dots. Ho looks clever and they get
from him the Idea that no man as
smart ns he would play a game that
wasn't absolutely all right.
Cappers are honest because thej
have to be. That Is , they never steal
from their employers. A crooked
tapper would bo ostracised and per
laps waylaid and beaten some night ,
The same goes for a dealer. Dealers
lon't make the money won on the
game. They work for $5 a day and
the winnings go to the man who owns
the gambling privilege. They are
watched by the proprietor and his
friends. Each member of the gam
bling crew watches all the others.
Sometimes dealers have permitted
their friends who were not cappers
to win , but after that the dealers suf
fered from poor health. Usually the
dealers frame ; up when they say thej
will deal against the house. The game
goes this way :
A man who says he Is a pnrtlculai
friend of the dealer finds a "sucker'
who has a few hundred dollars.
"The dealer of this gan.3 is goint
to tip me off ns to what number tt
play and we'll throw down the boss
and win , " the "friend" says. "The
boss knows mo and I want some OIK
he doesn't know to do the betting. "
The "sucker" sees a chance to wii
a year's salary so ho takes a hundrct
dollars the "friend" gives him am
with his own money approaches tin
wheel , or whatever game Is to Ix
broken by this combination.
"When the dealer touches his heai
with his right hand , play the doubli
naught. When he touches his heae
with his left hand play the slngli
naught , " are the instructions from tin
"friend , " who stays over at the othe
side of the table so that the bos :
won't think he has "any hand In tin
The "sucker" sees the dealer toucl
his head with his right hand. He de
cldes to wait awhile arid see tha
everything is all right. The ball stop :
on the double naught.
The dealer makes the ball do trick :
until the sucker Is convinced. Thei
the next time ho sees the dealer ralsi
.its loft hand , he puts all his mono ;
and nil the "friend's" money on th <
single naught. The ball stops on th
double naught. He loses.
The "friend" comes rushing up am
drags him to a secluded corner am
calls him names before the "sucker
has a chance to protest ,
"You big dummy , " the "sucker" 1
told. "You played the wrong on
nnd now mv hundred U gone , H
raised his right hand nnd you ought
to have played the double naught.
The dealer didn't raise his right
land , but the "sucker" Is made to be-
love that ho did. Perhaps he bor
rows some money In n hope to recoup.
If he does he loses. If ho doesn't ho
loses. It's llko all the games , no matter -
tor what you do you lose. If you don't
play a pickpocket gets your money.
The Voting In Norfolk.
The democrats turned out with a
much heavier vote In Norfolk than
the republicans , the ballots Indicating
that considerably more than 100 re
publicans had voted the democratic
ticket In order to cast their strength
to Dahlman. Willis E. Reed , n MadIson -
Ison county man , received n tremendous
deus vote In Norfolk for Unite1 ! States
senator. Judge Boyd was given n big
percentage of the republican votes for
congressman nndIlurkett for senator.
Cndy led strongly for governor on the
republican side , while Dahlman got
moro than 70 majority on the demo
Senator Burkott was given a good
lead In Norfolk.
Owing 10 the storm , returns from
country precincts were very slow.
The voting started briskly at noon ,
but was checked somewiint during the
afternoon by the rainstorm.
The vote In Norfolk :
For United States senator , repub
Adams Norfolk , First ward , 6 ;
Second ward , none ; Third ward , 1 ;
Fourth ward , noneNorfolk ; precinct ,
Birmingham Norfolk , First ward ,
1 ; Second ward , none ; Third ward ,
1 ; Fourth ward , 5 ; Norfolk precinct ,
Whedon Norfolk , First ward , 6 ;
Second ward , 4 ; Third ward , 7 ;
Fourth ward , none ; Norfolk precinct ,
Burkett Norfolk , First ward , 20 ;
Second ward , 26 ; Third ward , 6 ;
Fourth ward , 6 ; Norfolk precinct , 5.
Sorensen Norfolk , First ward ,
none ; Second ward , none ; Third ward ,
2 ; Fourth ward , none ; Norfolk Pre
cinct , none. 2. >
For United States senator , demo
Willis E. Reed Norfolk , First ward ,
G ; Second ward , 24 ; Third ward , 24 ;
fourth ward , 48 ; Norfolk precinct ,
0 ; . 152.
Metcalf Norfolk , First ward , 18 ;
Second ward , 9 ; Third ward , 20 ;
ourth ward , 7 ; Norfolk precinct , 5.
Hitchcock Norfolk , First ward , 14 ;
Second ward. 20 ; Third ward ,12 ;
'ourth ward , 9 ; Norfolk precinct , 14 ;
For governor , republican :
Cady Norfolk , First ward , 23 ;
Second ward , 13 ; Third ward 6 ;
Fourth ward , 3 ; Norfolk precinct. 3
Aldrlch Norfolk , First ward , 10 ;
Second ward , 13 ; Thldr ward , 11 ;
Fourth ward , 9 ; Norfolk precinct , 2.
For governor , democratic :
Dahlman Norfolk , First Ward , 52 ;
Second ward , 43 ; Third ward , 31 ;
Fourth ward , 61 ; Norfolk precinct , 10 ;
Shallenborger Norfolk , First ward
34 ; Second ward , 32 ; Third ward ,
36 ; Fourth ward , 8 ; Norfolk precinct ,
Far governor , Independent :
Shallenberger Norfolk , First ward ,
1 ; Second ward , none ; Third ward ;
none ; Fourth ward , none ; Norfolk
) recinct , none. 1.
For lieutenant governor , republi
can : \
Johnson Norfolk , First ward , 17 ;
Second ward , 4 ; Third ward , 9 ; Fourth
ward , 9 ; Norfolk precinct , 2. 41.
Hopewell Norfolk , First ward , 16 ;
Second ward , 21 ; Third ward , 5 ;
Fourth ward , 3 ; Norfolk precinct , 3.
For lieutenant governor , democrat
Clark Norfolk- , First ward , 45 ; Second
end ward , 18 ; Third ward , 24 ; Fourth
ward , 14 ; Norfolk precinct , 11. 112 ,
Green Norfolk , First ward , 31 ; Second
end ward , 37 ; Third ward , 21 ; Fourth
ward , 48 ; Norfolk precinct , 12. 149
For secretary of state , republican :
Ryder Norfolk.Flrst ward , Jl ; Second
end ward , 6 ; Third ward , 12 ; Fourtli
ward , llNorfolk ; precinct , 14. 64.
Walt Norfolk , First ward , 10 ; Second
end ward , 19 ; Third ward , 5 ; Fourtli
ward , 1 ; Norfolk precinct , none. 35
For secretary of state , democratic :
Gntewood Norfolk , First ward , 46 ;
Second ward , 2t ; Third ward , 32 ;
Fourtli ward , 30 ; Norfolk precinct
Pool Norfolk , First ward , 30 ; Second
end ward , 29 ; Third ward , 12 ; Fourtl
ward. IS ; Norfolk precinct , 11. 90.
For secretary of state , Independ
Pool Norfolk , First ward , 1 ; Sec
OIK' ward , none ; Third ward , none ;
Fourth ward , 1 ; Norfolk precinct
For auditor of public accounts , republican
Barton Norfolk , 81.
For auditor of public accounts , dem
Berneckor Norfolk , 13.
Hewett Norfolk , 90.
For auditor of public accounts , inde
Borneckor Norfolk , 1.
For ftato treasurer , republican :
Sadllok Norfolk. 39.
George Norfolk , 51.
For state treasurer , democratic.
Hall Norfolk. 119.
Sturdovant Norfolk , 71.
McGlnloy Norfolk , 58.
For state treasurer , Independent :
Hall Norfolk. 2.
For superintendent of public In
struction , republican'
Crabtree Norfolk , 25.
Perdue Norfolk , 68.
For superintendent of public In
btructlou , democratic :
Arnot Norfolk. 114.
Jackson Norfolk , 115.
For superintendent of public In
struction , Independent :
For attorney general , republican :
Martin Norfolk , 61.
Anderbory Norfolk. 21.
For attorney general , democratic :
Terry Norfolk , 70.
For attorney general , independent :
Terry Norfolk , 1.
For commissioner of public lands
and buildings , republican.
Lyon Norfolk , 83.
Cowcls Norfolk , 58.
For commissioner of public lands
and buildings , democratic :
Boiisnausen iNorfolk , 86.
Fleming Norfolk , 74.
Enstlmm Norfolk , 75.
For commissioner of public lands
nnd buildings , Independent : ,
Boiishnuson Norfolk , 2.
Enstham Norfolk , 1.
For state railway commissioner , re
Clark Norfolk , 69.
VnnAllstln Norfolk , 15.
Ewel Norfolk , 8.
For state railway commissioror ,
Brooks Norfolk , 80.
Porter Norfolk , 26.
Wilson Norfolk , 43.
For state railway commissioner ,
Wilson Norfolk , 2.
For congressman , third district , re
Boyd Norfolk , First ward , 25 ; Second -
end ward , 16 ; Third ward , 16 ; fourth
ward , 5 ; t Norfolk precinct , 5. 73.
Brian Norfolk , First ward , 7 ; Second
end ward , 12 ; Third ward , 1 ; Fourth
ward , 1 ; Norfolk precinct , none. 21.
For congress , third district , demo
Latta Norfolk , First ward , 65 ; Second
end ward , 50 ; Third ward , 42 ; Fourth
ward , 41 ; Norfolk precinct , 22. 230.
For congress , third district , inde
Latta Norfolk. 2.
For state senator , eleventh district ,
McLeod Norfolk , 90.
For state senator , eleventh district ,
Kohl Norfolk , 131.
Henry Norfolk , 99. ,
For state representative , twenty-
third district , republican :
Beels Norfolk , First ward , 24 ; Second
end ward , 22 ; Third ward , 17 ; Fourth
ward , 12 ; Norfolk precinct , 5. 80.
For state representative , twenty-
third district , democratic :
Matrau Norfolk , First ward , 63 ;
Second ward , 55 ; Third ward , 50 ;
Fourth ward , 42 ; Norfolk precinct ,
For county attorney , republican :
Nichols Norfolk , 88.
For county attorney , democratic :
Koenlgsteln Norfolk , 2.
Earnhardt Norfolk. 2.
Weatherby Norfolk , 1.
For county surveyor , republican :
Jensen Norfolk , 88.
For county surveyor , democratic :
H. H. Tracy Norfolk. 1.
Constitutional amendment , republi
For proposed amendment Norfolk ,
First ward , 12 ; Second ward , 10 ;
Third ward , 6 ; Fourth ward , 7 ; Nor-
'oik ' precinct , 2. 37.
Against proposed amendment Nor
folk , First ward , 11 ; Second ward ,
12 ; Third ward , 9 ; Fourth ward , 3 ;
Norfolk precinct , 4. 39.
Constitutional amendment , demo
For proposed amendment Norfolk ,
First ward , 9 ; Second ward , 14 ; Third
ward , 17 ; Fourth ward , 12 ; Norfolk
precinct , 5. 57.
Against proposed amendment Nor
folk , First ward , 58 ; Second ward , 26 ;
Third ward , 28 ; Fourth ward , 25 ; Nor
folk pr.ctnct , 13 150.
Jack Welsh has gone to Omaba.
Mrs. J. C. Myers baa returned to
Miss Mae Barrett has gone to Chi
A. Buchholz has gone to Dallas on
Dr. C. J. Verges went to Omaha on
J. W. Saas of Winner , S. D. , is in
Robert M. Peyton of Creighton was
in the city.
Mrs. Brunt of Randolph was a visit
or in the city.
John Huebner of Hosklns was a
visitor in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Krantz have gone
to Nellgh for a few days.
Mrs. Edward Marotz of Hoskins was
here visiting with friends.
Louis B. Estnbrooks of Chicago was
in the city transacting business.
George Palm is enjoying a week's
vacation with relatives at Hoskins.
J. C. Larkln has gone to Rutland
Vt. , where he will visit with relatives
W. P. Logan retu nr-d from Ponca
whore he spent a few days with rela
Mrs. Anton Wilde has gone to Schuy-
lor for a few weeks' visit with rela
Fred Wanser nnd J. A. Bresler o
Meadow Grove were In the city on
George Southworth has returned
from a four weeks' business trip io
Trlpp county , S. D.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. II. Hagoy have
returned from nn extended visit will
relatives at Los Angeles , Calif.
Prof. John Bnrtz of the St. Paul
Lutheran school has returned from a
visit with relatives In Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Haaso and daugh
ter have returned from an extended
Ylalt with relatives at Marshfleld , Wls
Mr. nnd Mrs. F. L. Lindsay who have
boon hero visiting with relatives have
returned to their home in California
Miss Bell Temple returned to hei
homo at Wayne after n few week's
visit hero with her sister , Mrs. C. C.
Arthur L. Anderson , traveling pns-
monger agent for the Milwaukee rail-1
road , was In the city yesterday on
Mrs. A. T. Burroughs nnd daughter
Miss Leonn Burroughs have returned
from n few weeks' visit with relatives
nt Fulda , Minn.
Mr. nnd Mrs. William Gould and
children who were here visiting at
the homo of S. G. Mayer , have return
ed to their home nt Lincoln. I
Misses Mettn Wlldo and Minnie
Zuelow have gone to Denver to spend
n week's vacation. Paul Zuelow has
been In Denver for several days.
H. J. Wagner of Lynch wns In the
city on his way homo from n visit of
ten days In Iowa. The recent rains
amounted to great floods In some parts
of Iowa , doing serious damage to the
Harold Gow , assistant c.ishler of the
Carlock bank , accompanied by his sis
ter , Miss Mildred Gow , has returned
to Carlock after a short visit hero with
his parents , Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gow.
Miss Gow will visit at Carlock for
about a week.
Among the day's out-of-town visit
ors In Norfolk were : W. Addlngton ,
Niobrara ; Martin Kuchta , Crofton ; A
G. Johnson , Loup City ; Verne Dennett ,
Genoa ; J. F. Powers , Wayne ; F. S.
Cooney , Platte Center ; H. T. Som-
mersheln , Pierre ; A. F. Knoop , David
City ; H. J. Wagner , Lynch ; L. S.
Levlnldge , Burke ; H. B. Llnde , BUrke ;
W. W. Roberts , Onkdale.
A special meeting of the Eagles will
bo hold tonight.
Mrs. Cooper has moved to the En-
gelman building where she will open
her hair dressing parlors.
The Trinity Sunday school picnic
has been postponed till next week.
P. M. Barrett is reported quite ill.
ic is confined to his bed in his apart-
nents at the B. T. Reid residence.
The meeting of the Commercial club
scheduled for Wednesday afternoon
was postponed until Thursday after
When the St. Paul Lutheran school
opens this season there will be two
eachers Instructing the students
where before for many years there
ms been but one. Prof. Quant , grad
uate of the Lutheran seminary , will
be Installed next Sunday as the assist-
Accompanied by his father , Wallace
Jersey appeared before Justice C. F.
Dlseley yesterday and was bound over
to the district court on the original
complaint filed by County Attorney
James Nichols , charging Dorsey with
) reaking into Northwestern freight
cars. He put up the $200 bond for
An interesting lecture on mission
ary work nmong the American negroes
n the southern states was given by
Missionary Smith of Virginia at the
St. Paul's Lutheran church Wednes
day evening. Mr. Smith cited in both
English and German many humorous
ncldents of missionary life in the
south. He will probably lecture on
the same subject next Sunday.
Herman Sonnenscholn , formerly In
business in Norfolk and for a number
of years a well known wrestler In
this territory , but now a cattle ranch
er In South Dakota , near Pierre , is in
town greeting old friends. It was
through Mr. Sonnenschein's efforts
that Frank Gotch , now the world's
champion wrestler , was Induced to
come to Norfolk for an exhibition
some years ago.
Only four ballots were thrown out In
the count after 9 o'clock Tuesday night
In the primary election in Norfolk.
All the other voters were well aware
of the fact that they could vote but
one ticket. Among the ballots thrown
out was one with votes marked for
different men on every ticket of the
entire flve parties. Some republicans
cast their ballots claiming they voted
for only one man on their party , oth
ers claimed they voted for one man
on the edmocratic ticket.
Barnhart Retained In Case.
The preliminary hearing of Ross
Ascott , charged with murder in the
first degree took place at 9 o'clock
Wednesday morning in the county
court at Pierce. O. S. Spillman of
Pierce and H. F. Barnhart of this
city defended Ascott. Ascott , who is
an employe of the Yankee Robinson
circus , is said to have Indicted such
injuries on Henry Ropp that Ropp died
the next day. Sheriff Goft arrested
Ascott at West Point. It is reported
that another man Is connected with
the killing , and will probably be ar
rested soon. This man is said to have
taken part in the assault on Ropp.
$1,250 Paid for a Horse.
Nicholas. G. L. Carlson's great stal
lion with a record of more living foals
than any other stallion , living or dead ,
was sold yesterday afternoon at the
Carlson breeding barns on East Nor
folk avenue to George G. Wright of
Mount Pleasant , In. , for $1,250.
Nicholas is a beautiful animal , in
years of age , and although the count
of his foals In the earlier years has
not been kept , the past four years' re
cord has brought his living foals Into
Attracted by the sale of Nicholas ,
the graduates and students of the
Graham Scientific Breeding school ol
Kansas City were Interrupted In thelt
class room Work In the afternoon tc
join the Interesting judges of foals
and the sale of the wonderful stal
Hon. Eleven foals were shown wltli
the following results :
First prize , Fred Krantz ; second
prize , Frank Lehman ; third prize , A
L. Carter ; fourth prize , O. E. Luobcko ;
fifth prize , Oscar Relche.
On account of the weather condl
tlons Wednesday's program was called
off nnd the show and school session
ended with a social session nt the
Elk's club rooms. Only eleven oul
of the soventy-slx horse breeders ro
proaentlng twonty-slx states of the un
ion and old Mexico nnd England , re
main In the city nnd these are preparing -
paring to leave today.
At the Elks club rooms the visitors
were entertained by the Commercial
club directors and a number of busi
In commenting upon Mr. Carlson
and his great scientific achievement In
the horse world , ono of the visitors
declared that the Norfolk man had
"found the north polo In horao brood
ing science. "
"Cnrlson Is known not only nil over
the United States , but all over the
world , as the premier authority In
horse breeding , " ono of the visitors
Captain Mapes Fights Fire.
Captain W. S. Mnpes , of the Twenty-
fifth Infantry Is among the soldier ( ire
lighters at Glacier Park. Mont. , whore
the forest fires are doing great damage -
ago , have destroyed much valuable
timber nnd are threatening to destroy
the scenery of the beautiful park.
Uncle Sam has ordered many soldiers
to the scene.
The Twonty-flfth Infantry is com
posed of colored soldiers with white
officers. This Infantry has seen much
service In the Philippines. Captain
Mapes Is well known In Norfolk. Mrs.
Mapes Is In the city spending her va
cation with her parents , Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Blnkely. Captain Mapes and
the Twenty-fifth were formerly sta
tioned at Fort Niobrara , near Valen
County Seat Notes.
Madison , Nob. , Aug. 17. Special to
The News : Frank E. Martin of the
Battle Creek Enterprise was In the
city , tiansactlng business , and Inci
dentally putting in a few licks for
Governor Shallenberger. He said the
sentiment was about equally divided in
Battle Creek between Shallenberger
Dr. J. H. Baker of Tllden transact
ed buslncs at the county seat
40 Million In Valuation.
Dallas , S. D. , Aug. 17. Special to
The News : The completed assess
ment of all deeded lands and personal
property in Trlpp county , S. D. , totals -
tals $1,350,579.20 , or close to $6,000-
000 of actual valuation. These figures
do not Include the valuation of over
5.000 homesteads which are oexmpt
from taxation. If , however , they were
Included , Trlpp county's assessed valu
ation would be over $10,000,000 , with
estimated valuation at over $40,000-
This Is a wonderful condition when
It Is remembered that Trlpp county is
the youngest sister of all South Da
kota counties , that less than one year
ago she was all raw prarie land , and
her agricultural possibilities absolute
ly unknown and uninteresting.
Today it is another story as the
above figures indicate. Less than one
week ago a half-section of raw land
within four miles of Jordan sold for
$45 nn acre. Eastern Investors are
appreciating the opportunities offer
ed and are taking advantage of every
chance to buy land close to the rail
I Still Think it a Murder.
Elgin , Neb. , Aug. 17. Special to
The News : The people in and around
Elgin are not nt all satisfied with the
action of the county attorney and
county coroner in the matter of the
Nels Pedersen case. In the first place ,
the coroner is said never to have made
'an ' examination of the body at the
time of the inquest , but to have in
sisted upon a verdict of suicide against
the protests and belief of the members
of the jury. At the Inquest the clothes
of Pedersen were not even removed ,
It Is said. When the undertaker and
his assistants prepared the body for
burial they found a shocking state of
affairs. The body had been thorough
ly beaten up and wns lying in a pool
of blood. The cord which the coroner
claims was the cause of the death was
not even tied around tne neck of Pedersen
erson and had not touched the throat
but was simply a loop that touched
the back and side of the neck , accordIng -
Ing to good authority.
I It was a matter of common comment
on Monday morning that the pretend
ed autopsy wns simply to save the
county the expense of another murder
trial , there having been two expensive
murder cases in tills county within
the past year.
Contrary to the report of The News'
Neligh correspondent , Pedersen was
not a representative or influential cit
izen ; he was n drunkard and very
quarrelsome when under the influence
of liquor. He was not a man of any
means and had practically no friends.
For this reason there wns no one to
take up the fight for conviction of the
murderer end it was possibly thought
that nothing would bo said if no pros
ecution was started.
New Turn In Votes.
Omaha , Aug. 17. The meager re
turns so far received from yesterday's
primaries seem to indicate that the
j race between Governor Shallonberger
' and Mayor Dahlman of Omaha for the
democratic nomination for governor Is
While Dahlmnn has carried this
( Douglas ) county by n three to one
majority , probably from 5,000 to 6,000 ,
returns from 129 precincts outside of
this city give Shallonborger a small
lead. Most of these returns are from
the larger towns where Dahlman's
strength was supposed to bo greatest.
Both sides are claiming victory.
Cady , Burkett , Hitchcock Win.
Cady for governor has n good lead
over Aldrlch for the republican nom
ination In returns thus far received
hero , while Senator Burkott seems to
have secured ronomlnation by n good
majority over Whedon
For the democratic senatorial nom
ination , Congressman Hitchcock leads
Metcalfo , editor of Mr Bryan's paper ,
more than twV ) to ono In roturim HO
Returns from the primary elections
In Nebraska mine last night with moro
than usual delay. The Into hour for
closing the polls , the cumberHOtnu
form of the ballot and the storm that
Interrupted the wire sorvlco all com
bined to hold back the news.
D.ihlmnn Carries Lancaster.
At 2 o'clock this morning It appear
ed that Cady had n load over C. A.
Aldrlch for the republican nomination
for governor. Cady has carried Doug
las county .by about 3,000 and Is run
ning very well In the state. But the
returns are ns yet too monger to glvo
a definite statement ns to the result.
James C. Dnhlmnn Is probably nomi
nated on the democratic ticket. Ho
lias carried both Douglas and Lancas
ter counties nnd Is polling a surpris
ingly big vote throughout the stato.
ills lead over Shnllenborgor In Doug
las county will bo at least 5.000 , sayij
Hayward Wins In a Walk.
For United States senator , Burkott
Is leading for the republican nomina
tion nnd Hitchcock for the demo
cratic. For congress , Hay ward won
In n walk In the First district , defeat
ing Toboy by overwhelming majority.
Hayward carried his homo product
In Nebraska City , 83 to 1. In the Second
end district , the Indications are that
ludge A. L. Sutton has beaten Satin-
lors on the republican sldo , and Lo-
beck has defeated Qulnby on the dom
) cratlc ticket.
In Congressional Races.
In the Fifth congressional district
I. A. McGuiro. democrat , has no oppo
sition for nomination. In the Third ,
Congressman J. S. Latta Is the same
In the Foiiith. C. II. Sloan has no
opposition. R. D. Sutherland , demo-
ciiit. is In the load over Harman In the
Fifth. Congressman Norrls lias no
opposition in the Fifth for the repub
lican nomination. There Is a contest
on both sides In Uio Sixth.
Big Graft on O'Neill Line.
O'Neill , Neb. , Aug. 17. Special to
The News : O'Neill's three wards
voted heavier at the primaries yester
day than at any previous primary.
The friends of Dahlman and Shnllon-
berger worked hard for their respec
tive candidates and the result was a
surprise for the Shnilenborgor pee
ple. He carried the city by eleven
votes over Dahlman. Early In the
day the Shallenberger workers pre
dicted a heavy vote for their candidate
estimating his majority at fifty.
Hitchcock carried the city , on the
democratic and populist ticket , for
senator. Burkett ( rep. ) for senator ,
received 47 votes to Whedon's 8. Cady
( rep. ) for governor , received 45 votes , \
Aldrlch 10. Kinknid for congress re
ceived almost his entire party vote.
Less than half n dozen votes being
polled for Beeinnn , his opponent
Basset , Neb. , Aug. 17. Special to
The News : Bassett precinct. Rock
county , gives Aldrlch , 18 ; Cady , 16 ;
Dahlman , 4 ; Shallenborger , 32 ; Kin-
kaid , 21 ; Beoman , 9 ; Rpss , 4 ; Taylor ,
11 ; Dean , 12 ; Shumwny , 7 ; Whodon ,
5 ; Burkett , 22 ; Adams , 3 ; Hitchcock ,
25 ; Metcalfe , 4. Thurman precinct
gives Aldrlch , 1 ; Cady , 2 ; Dahlman ,
none ; Shallenberger , 2 ; Kinkaid , 4 ;
Dean , 2 ; Whedon , 2 ; Burkott , 2 ; Hitch-
cok , 2. Blaln precinct gives Lowe , 3 ;
Aldrich , 5 ; Cady , 4 ; Dahlmnn , none ;
Shallenberger , 6 ; Kinkaid. 12 ; Dean ,
2 ; Whedon , 3 ; Burkett , 5 ; Hltchcok ,
2 ; Metcalfe. 1 ; Sorensen , 2. Newport
precinct gives Lowe , 8 ; Aldrich , 7 ;
Cady , 9 ; Dahlman , 1 ; Shallenberger ,
14 ; Kinkaid , 21 ; Beeinnn , 4 ; Dean , 6 ;
Ross , 3 ; Burkett , 20 ; Adams , 4 ; Hitch.-
cock , 11 ; Reed , 1 ; Metcalfe , 2.
Neligh , Neb. . Aug. 17. Special to
The News : The largest vote ever
polled at any primary election held
In Neligh was cast at the election
yesterday. The First ward cast 144
votes and the Second 86. Following la
the vote on the head of the ticket :
Burkett. 83 ; Sorensen , 2 ; Adatas , 10 ;
Hitchcok , 43 ; Reed , 8 ; Metcalfe , 19 ;
Burralngham , 3 ; Dahlman , 21 ; Shallen
berger , 64 ; Aldrich , 44 ; Low , 4 ; Cady ,
Kinkaid Gets Big Home Vote.
Sioux City , la. . Aug. 17 The Bur
lington Railway company has dis
charged five conductors Tom Astie ,
Fred. Crosby , Frank Logan , Er Young ,
Ed Ledurth and A Dyson , station
ngent here , for what is claimed to be
the irregular sale of tickets on the
O'Neill , Lincoln nnd Ashland exten
sions of the line. The alleged irregu
lar sale of the tickets came to light
after six months of careful work by
railroad spotters and members of the
Pinkerton detective agency. AccordIng -
Ing to the allegations of these men , an
agreement wns entered into some time
ago whereby tickets were not to be
punched on the trains , but returned
to the ticket office where they would
Every man , woman or child who baa
entered t o trains has been counted
for two months , and the total number
of passengers each night has been tal
lied with the number of punched tick
ets turned In. j ho balance has been
far from favorable to the company , It
One spotter Is said to have boon
sold the same ticket to Lincoln on
three different occasions.
Dyson Is said to have offered to
make a complete confession to the
Omaha officials of the road.
Warrant for Elevator Man.
Bonosteol , S. D. , Aug. 17. Special
to The News : Gilbert Neafus , thn
manager of the Farmer's Telephone
company of Bonestoel , wns arrested \
on the charge of attempting to create
disturbance upon the main strept of
this city , nnd under another charge
of striking n young boy on the street.
Police Justice Biggins ordered Mr.
Nonius to appear at 8 p. m. , and In ,
stead ho disappeared , officers endeav
ored to locate him , but up to noon , ho
had not been apprehended.
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