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TIIK NOKKOMv WKKKLY NKWS-JOruNAL. FRIDAY , AUGUST 20. tHO. (
Battled With Dosses From full
est Period In Which Ho
* * ooo
attack on Mnyor William
TII12 Gaynor of New York Is
the sUlli of thu kind made on
prominent Americans whllo oc
cupying public olllcu.
Presidents Lincoln , G aril old and Me-
Klnloy wore vlctlnm of assassins , an
worn the older Carter II. Harrison
whllo mayor of Chicago and Governor
VVIIlluni E. Gocbol of Koatucky. An
unsuccessful plot wan laid to slay
Jaiiio.s II. Peabody whllo governor of
Colorado , and Prank Htounonberg was
killed , though after bo bad loft Idaho's
Gaynor Born on Farm.
Mayor flaynor'H career waH tliat of
n farmer boy who rose by sheer force
and ninbltlon to an enviable pOHltlon
nt tlio bar , on the bench and In poli
tics. Ills success an an executive was
marked In the comparatively short
tlmo ho ruled Now York before James
J. Gallagher throw the nation Into ex
citement by shooting the Gotham
mayor on the dock of the Uornmn
Mayor Gaynor Htarted his political
career early on the basis of tlio old
fashioned town meeting , and on the
efficiency of that factor In the system
of popular government he based his
conlldonce all through hla career , right
ip to his election aa mayor of Now
York , during his campaign for which
bo repeatedly said to his audiences In
"Why should I answer the lies they
toll about me tell about mo to you ,
my neighbors , who know me ? "
First Purifies Flatbnsh.
Ho found himself us a young man , a
countryman from up state , In the old
town of Flatbush , where corruption
ruled and forty saloons did business
with only one license. Ho went to his
neighbors and so far worked upon
tholr feelings for righteousness' sake-
n generation before Mr. Roosevelt had
uiado the phrase from the Ulble popu
lar with voters that they supported
him In a successful effort to down the
old Flatbnsh political ring and force
tlio saloons all to take out licenses.
IIo moved to Brooklyn and found
there the old Hugh McLaughlln ma-
chluo mulcting the city by the ancient
mid present method of selling to the
municipality private property at nn
exorbitant price $1.2r > 0,000 for a wa
ter supply plant which the ring mem-
bora had purchased for $18Ti,000 and
appealing to the people , hla neighbors ,
against n ring which had been regard
ed as all powerful ho beat the ring
through the popular suffrage.
Ho found John Y. McKane doing at
Coney Island what ho had neen doni
In Flatbush and In Brooklyn , and , de
nouncing him In appeal * to the public ,
do boat him at the polls and sent him
and sixteen of his followers to jail.
At the time of the Columbian cele
bration he found more bands charged
tor than could be got together In New
York and Brooklyn. Ho published the
knowledge of the graft and challenged
the bills that were presented , but the
ring , still powerful , got a bill through
the legislature authorl/.lng the payment
of the exorbitant claims. Gaynor went
to the governor and got the bill vetoed.
Serves on Bench.
Ho declined oillce on several occa
sions after some of these successes ,
but ran for Justice of the supreme
court after the McLaughlln machine
Inul been started on the run , and his
triumphant election with the Brooklyn
city ticket led to tbo tinul overthrow of
Whllo on the bench ho continued his
political activities both ns citizen and
magistrate , not hesitating to appeal to
the popular attention even against the
practices of his follow Justices , al
though not attacking them personally.
He set forth that It was on the ground
of popular rights that ho Intervened to
protect George Duffy from the police
In the Imbroglio which resulted In
Mayor McClellan's dismissal of Police
Commissioner Blugham , and within
few months he was nominated for
mayor of New York.
Upon resigning as supreme court jus-
tlco to qualify himself to run he said :
"I had thought to pass my life In my
present exalted otllce. but man pro
poses and God disposes , and I am con
tent. I must now resign In order to be
L'llglblc under the constitution to re
ceive votes for mayor. I hope I shall
never regret It , for 1 am acting solely
from a sen o of duty. "
Appeals to People.
Since his election as mayor , addressIng -
Ing the larger community either di
rectly or through letters to subordi
nates or by his own physical acts , ho
has appealed to the people at large ex
actly as he had done earlier , albeit be
could scarcely command the direct
medium of his old fashioned town
"Nagging at mo does no good ; come
and help me. My job Is not easy , " ho
Haid once , and It was quoted abroad.
And again , addressing 800 lawyers and
Judges at the Waldorf-Astoria , he said :
"In the great task that I now enter
npon I most earnestly ask for your
good will and support. Without the
support of Intelligent and unselfish
men I cnn do little Indeed. I shall no
doubt make mistakes , but judge me
justly and help mo. "
To n magistrate be appointed bo
wrote and lot It bo published that tbo
town meeting might know of It :
"Make u resolution when you are
ooO - -
New York Mayor Sixth Promi
nent American Whose Life
Was Sought While
o oo ' . . . . . . . . - .
sworn In never to aflow yourself to
bo moved by political Influenced or by
any Improper Interference. "
And to another he said : "I hope and
Irust that the morning of the day you
nsstime this powerful ollleo you will
fool more like bowing your head for
assistance and strength than strutting
about. Ho a good man and you will
bo a great magistrate. " "tie bumble , "
was another bit of his advlco to mag
Recently ho went to the night court ,
and on going to the city hall In tlio
of the pnii.-e. balancing Commissioner
LJal.rr and Deputy Commissioner Ru-
glior. who are on openly bad terms ,
against one another , thus keeping him
self Informed on tendencies of the old
fashioned police mnchlno and Its most
Tremendous savings In the business
administration of the city were effected -
ed by the mayor's simple Ideas of
accounting and of holding public employees -
ployoos responsible for definite subdi
visions of the work of their depart
Little Is known of Mayor Gnyuor's
youthful life , lie was born fifty-nine
years ago on a farm In Onelda county ,
In Now York , which had been cleared
by bl.s grandfather and which his fa
ther cultivated. The village of Orls-
kany was a tender memory of his
childhood. Ho has told public audi
ences since ho became mayor of early
lays at the country schoolhoiise. wheni
ho warmed his ears at a wood burning
stove In the winter and of pitching
hay and splitting rails In the summer
After bis attendance at the district
school he went for a time to the
MAYOIl GAYNOIl AND HIS SON RUFUS.
Copyright. 1910 , by American Press Association.
ONE MINUTE'S DIFFERENCE IN MAYOR GAYNOR'S LIFE PHOTO
GRAPHS TAKEN JUST BEFORE AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER
Whltestown seminary , going theiico to
morning he told to the public through
the newspapers bla observations of
what ho considered wrong In the ad
ministrations of the police department
and the court as they bad come before
him , and he took measures as the chief
magistrate of the city to reform both
the procedure In the court and the con
duct and practices of the police , whose
head ho has made himself actually
since he entered upon the duties of the
Persistence In this method and In
nets of this sort gave him a hold on
the community's attention which was
never relaxed and It made him also
a figure of national Interest and one
who was watched even abroad.
To Mayor Gaynor's crusades against
police abuses was due the present en
forcement In New York of the rule
that arrested prisoners are not pic
tured In the rogues' gallery until after
they have been properly convicted.
In his campaign for the mayoralty
Mayor Gayuor based his plea for votes
on his pledge to give the city a busi
nesslike administration , enforcing all
the laws evenly and alike and making
the police proper servants of the people
ple and not belt assuming masters.
After his election ho kept his list of
Intended commissioners very closely
to himself until It was almost time for
them to be sworn in. Very few of
them were active Tammany men , al
though nearly all of them wore In
good steading with the Democratic or
Probers Put at Work.
The commissioners of accounts were
ot to work probing every branch of
the city government , and especially ho
had them look Into stories of police
abuse of prisoners and terrorizing of
witnesses In cases where charges were
about to be brought against policemen.
The mayor took personal command
St. Louis , where he taught school ant
studied law and later went to Boston
to continue his studies.
Man of Family.
The Gaynors have seven children ,
This summer those of them who are
unmarried have been living at his
country place at St. James , N. Y.
where Mayor Gaynor went almosl
every Frid.iy anil remained until Mon
day. working with his hired men oti
the farm. He always was fond of ant
mals and liked to be followed about
his country place by one or more dogs
It was while on his way to his coui ) '
try homo that the mayor rosr-ued Edl
tor Cheney , a Long Island neighbor
with whom ho was caught on a snow
bound train near Huntlngton. They
tried to wall ; Into Uuntltigton througli
the storm together. Mr. Cheney fell
'lining ' ! ! a trvstlo and was badly hurt
The mayor covered him with his overeat -
( oat and th n fought his way througli
M\o \ storm , the worst of the winter , and
Peter Hogendom of Stuart was here
B. Bruce of Meadow Grove was here
Miss Helen Tanner of Battle Creel
Is In the city visiting with Miss Opa
William House of Wayne was In th <
C. F. Doyd of Alnsworth was In tht
A. J. Pence of Madison was In tht
Miss Laura Manske of Pierce was
H. Burke of Lincoln was In the cltj
Robert Fejta of Bonesteol was a vis
Itor In the city.
Joseph Zlmtner of Pierce was a via
Itor In the city.
Reese Solomon has gone to Ottum
wu. la . to spend a few days' visit with
Mrs. August Hlijmor ot Hosklns was
a visitor In the c'liy.
Miss 1C. Glenn of Madison was here
visiting with Irlemls.
Miss 1C. Oletin of Madison was hero
visiting with friends.
.1. 1C. Sleeker of Hooper Is In thu city
Henry \Voot th of Scrlbnor was In
the city on business.
Mis. J. W. Wnrrick of Meadow
Grove was In the city.
Miss Stella Stlrk of Battle Creek
called on friends hero.
Miss Ita Barnes of Battle Creek was
here calling on friends.
Attorney Carl Wright ot Omaha
spent the day In Norfolk.
Mrs. Carl Strute of Hosklns was
hero visiting with friends.
Miss Virginia Hale qf Atkinson was
here visiting with friends.
John McTaggart of Fremont spent
Sunday here with friends.
Mrs. Emll Koehn went to Stanton
for a short visit with friends.
ICdvvard Phillips returned from 11
visit with friends at Winslde.
Miss Lillian Huckman has gone to
Omaha to visit with friends.
Dr. and Mrs. Tanner of Battle Creek
spent Sunday here with friends.
Misses Nora and Nelda Hans of Bat
tle Creek wore visitors In the city.
Mrs. F. Shaw \Vlnsido was In thu
city visiting with Mrs. 1C. A. Waddell.
Mrs. R. F. Schiller returned from a
few months' visit at Toronto , Canada.
Miss Edith Vlele has gone to Nlo-
brara for a shoit visit with relatives.
Miss Bertha May and Miss Llllle
Nye of Stanton visited with Miss Her-
Misses Anna and Dora Palm have
gone to Sioux City for a short visit
Mrs. .1. W. Warrick and Mrs. C. 1C.
Newman of Meadow Grove were vis
itors in the city.
George Palm has returned from Hos
klns , where he spent a week's vaca
tion with relatives.
Mrs , H. B. Allen of Madison is In
the city visiting with her parents , Mr.
and Mrs. Ludvvlg Wotzel.
C. H. Bowers has returned from
Kansas City , where he spent a week's
vacation visiting with relatives.
Airs. J. C. Stltt returned from Clearwater -
water , where she spent a few days
visiting with Mrs. J. 1C. Harper.
Miss Emma Schoregge has returned
from a few weeks' vacation spent with
friends in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
II. A. Haley , who was quite 111 in
Chicago , is now reported much better
and able to he out on the road again.
Mr. and Mrs. James Russell of
Lyons , Neb. , are In the rity visiting
with their daughter , Mrs. A. Phillips.
Miss Inez Vlelo has gone to Crelgh-
ton to attend the normal Institute ,
after which she will go to Niobrara to
take charge of her school.
Misses Carrie McTaggart and Bessie
McLaughlln , who were here visiting
with Miss Lera Brown , have returned
to their homes In Wisconsin.
Miss Nellie Hyde has gone to
Creighton , where she will attend the
normal Institute , later going to Bloom-
Held , where she will teach school.
Mrs. A. J. Ryan left Sunday morning
for Wichita , Kan. , and was accompa
nied as far as Omaha by her mother ,
who will go to Des Moines , la. , for a
Mr and Mrs. R. M. Fraser have gone
to Salt Lake , Utah , whence they go to
California and a number of western
coast cities to spend a few weeks with
Mrs. Eugenie Maxwell of Lincoln ,
w ho has been here visiting with the A.
II. Vlele family , has gone to Niobrara ,
where she will visit with Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Marshall.
Mrs. C. B. Cabaniss is ill.
A heavy fog enveloped Norfolk after
midnight and did not lift until about
9 a. m.
A special meeting of Mosaic lodge
No. 55 will be held Tuesday night for
work In the F. C. degree.
A , B. Hancock of Dallas , accompa
nied by J. J. Dewell , H. L. Harvey and
J. W. Stewart , passed through the city
In his Cadillac automobile enroute to
Omaha. The Dallas party are having
a good trip.
Fairfax will hold a fall festival and
carnival for four days commencing
C. E. Hartford of Norfolk , delegate
to the national volunteer firemen's
convention at Rochester , N. Y. , made
a speech In response to an address of
welcome by the mayor of Rochester.
Harold Davey has gone to Tanga-
noxie , Mo. , to join the Stowes show-
orchestra , with whom he has accepted
a position , taking charge of the trap
drums. The orchestra consists of
A pickup team from Norfolk was
defeated at Madison Sunday by a
score of 8 to 3. Three members of
the clerks' team were among the pick
ups , and an arrangement was made
with Madison for a game here In two
Mrs. Mlllurd Green , who Is spending
a few weeks' vacation with friends at
Livingston , Mont. , writes to Norfolk
relatives that the forest llres In Mon
tana are very grave and have reached
a stage which Is Indescribable. Mrs.
Green la enjoying her vacation Im
mensely , she says.
C. H. Moenck of Maquoketa , la. , has
purchased the Merchants cafe from
Fred O. Thlem who , In company with
his wife , will leave in a few days for
Excelsior Springs , Mo. , where they
will spend a month's vacation , later
returning to Norfolk. Mr. and Mrs.
Moenck have been In the city for sev
eral months. Mr. Moenck having been
employed with C. P. Parish , as clerk.
The German Lutheran schools of
the city will open for next season's
work about the same tlmo as the pub
lic schools. Professor Quant was or
dained Sunday at the St. Paul's Luth
eran church and will assist Professor
Barts In the St. Paul schools. Miss
Steffen. who taught at the Christ Luth
eran si'hool , will not resume her po
sition next term and another teacher
for that school Is exported soon.
J. T. Wolfklel , for ten years fore
man ot The News Job printing depart
ment , has closed a deal at Harold , S.
D. , whereby be becomes the owner of
n weekly newspaper at that place. Mr ,
Wolfklel Is an unusually capable
printer and In his ten yours * life In
Norfolk had made for himself a large
number of good friends who regiet hlsi
leaving the town , but who wish him
every success In his new enterprise.
Junction Patrolman Livingstone wan
In the city this morning In search ol
members of a gang who he says start
ed a light In the saloon of James Kel
leher at the Junction Saturday night
About twenty men. he says , lined uj
to the bar about five minutes before S
o'clock , the closing hour , and ordered
beer which , after It was placed bofort
them , was not paid for. an omloavoi
being made to keep the saloon oper
after 8 o'clock. After a struggle , tht
policeman , with the aid of the saloon
proprietor ushered the men out of tht
saloon. The men made It known thai
they would complain against the sa
loon for keeping open after 3 o'clock
and declared that the place would nol
be opened Monday morning. Nothing
has been heard from the men.
Mrs. O. J. Riley.
Mrs. O. I. Rlloy died at 10 o'eloel
Monday morning after a long Illness
brought on by an abscess. Her bus
band , O. I. Riley , Is a traveling sales
man for a Lincoln coffee house. Mrs
Riley was 35 years old and leaves m
children. Funeral arrangements him
not been completed.
LOOKS FOR THE LAUNDRY MARK
That's How a Norfolk Bank Clerl <
Bank cashiers have an embarrassing
time when called upon by strangers
in the city to cash dratts or checks
Many times the person presenting tht
check or draft has no way of Identify
Ing himself and when his paper is nol
turned into money by the cashier ht
becomes unreasonable and make.
things warm. "Many of them believe
a bank is forced to take the checks , '
says one Norfolk cashier. "They think
a bank Is made to accommodate them
It is , but it must be protected. "
The cashier cites a unique way ol
identifying people. He first asks the
name and then , looking at the check
asks the Initials. Then ho commences
a search of the person's shirt collar
and cuffs where the laundry usually
puts marks. Tlio man's initials ap
pearing on the inside of the collar , 01
on the cuffs , is usually a good sign
that he Is uil right , and the check IE
Recently when a number of bad
checks were cashed on a number ol
local Jewelers a Norfolk cashier says
he came near "turning down" a man
who asked to have an extraordinarily
large draft cashed.
"He was a fine looking man , but
some way or other I got a notion Into
my head that be was one of them who
was passing along the bad checks , "
said the cashier. "He came to the
window and threw down the draft ,
asking that I pay it. I smiled and
looked around for Chief Marquardt. I
asked him if he could Identify himself ,
and he bure could. I paid it , but I felt
very queer. "
Many are the other Incidents relat
ed by Norfolk bank cashiers. They
say the cashier Is liable to more em
barrassing situations than a man clerk
in a bargain counter.
A BOXING SCHOOL IN NORFOLK.
Kid West of Omaha Opens Physical
James ( Kid ) West of Omaha has
rented the entire upper floor of the
Schoregge building , above the Blade
billiard parlors , and will open a phys
ical culture school In Norfolk.
"I don't Intend to teach boxlns
alone , " said Mr. West , "but I want to
start a clean physical culture school ,
Norfolk needs one and It will be a
good place for the young men to spend
their time. I don't Intend to allow any
smoking , gambling , or the use of pro
Kid West Is not alone In the new
school , having taken as his partner
"Young" Denny , the well known local
heavyweight. A line bath room is ta
be equipped in one end of the large
room and a ilrst class reading room
in the other. Lessons are to be given
with dumb bells , Indian clubs and
other physical culture paraphernalia ,
Including a number of Whitley oxer-
visors. Boxing lessons are to be given
but West Is In doubt whether he will
care to pull off any kind of boxing
bouts other than for practice.
To introduce himself to Norfolk Kid
West and Young Denny have accepted
a proposition to put on a boxing exhi
bition at the Crystal theater Thursday
West is well known in all sportios
circles , having won many battles in
Omaha and through the Black Hills ,
His home Is in Omaha , where he
worked for a number of years as a
brakeman on the Burlington road. He
later wont to the Black Hills , still doing -
ing the same work. Ho Is very popu
lar among the railroad men.
In a "work out" in his quarters Sat
urday Kid West and Denny put on a
six-round exhibition in which the
Omaha flgnter showed great science In
"self defense. " After the bout ho al
lowed a Norfolk man to try his hand
at punching him without hitting back.
This exhibition showed how he has ,
with much ring experience , found a
way of defense from any kind of
blows. This Is a defense valuable to
any man. says West , and this Is one ot
the tilings he expects to teach.
Fire at Gregory.
Gregory Times-Advocate : Fire
broke out In the barber shop of W.
O. Moore. Mr Moore had gone to
the funeral of Amos Zimmerman and
had left his gasolene stove burning In
the bak room The vvulla of Mils
room are covered with building pa
per and In some manner this caught
tire. Just how long It had burned
Is not known , but when discovered
the whole Interior of the building
was on tire. The alarm was sent In
and In tecord time the lire bo.vs had
water playing on the bla/.e. The In
terior of the building was badly burn
ed and nearly all of the harbor fixtures
To Clear Rosebud Man.
Wltten Index : L. Q. Lloyd returned
last Sunday from Arkansas , who11" ho
had boon in the Interest of Jamc.-t
Liuigston. From all reports the ease
has taken u decided turn. It will ho
remembered that Shirley , the man
who was murdered , was separated
fiom his wife. Two weeks after his
death she married again , and the de
tectives tried to lay the charge on
Langston. who it seems had cones-
ponded Homo with the woman. L. Q
Lloyd and Attorney Hooper made
some Investigations and found that
this woman has furnished money to
get Langston Indicted. Later a re
volver was found In the woods , and
was Ide.ntllled as the one her brother
had purchased the day of the murder.
Some letters were also found that she
had written to another party that prac
tically cleared Langston of the charge.
These clews vvoie traced down , with
the result that her brother was indict
ed for the murder , and Mr. Lloyd re
ported that the wotirru anil her hus
band , together with four others will
bo anested and Indicted If the evi
dence warrants. Langston Is still held ,
but will not doubt be exonerated by
the grand jury.
Antelope County Vote ,
h. Neb. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News- Following Is the olllclal
vote of Antelope county ns cast at
the primary election held last Tues
Republican For proposeil amend
ment , 134 ; against. 70. United States
senator. Birmingham , 21 ; Whedon , 43 ;
Burkett. 263 ; Sorenson. 30 ; Adams ,
1 5. Governor , Low , 57 ; Cady , 14t5 ;
Aldrlch. 191. Lieutenant governor ,
Johnson , 192 ; Hopewell. 197. Secre
tary of state , Walto , 211 ; Ryder , 1C3.
Auditor of public accounts , Barton ,
372. Treasurer , George , 2i3 ! ; Sadllek ,
113. Superintendent of public Instruc
tion. Perdue. 179 ; Crabtree , 207. At
torney general , Mai tin , 277 : Andur-
bery , 97. Commissioner public lands
and buildings , Covvles , 262 ; L.von , 11. ) .
Railway commissioner , Clarke , 213 ;
Van Allstln. 70 ; Ewel , 103. Congress
man , Third district ; Brian , 102 ; Boyd ,
312. Senator , Ninth district ; Smith ,
309. Representative , Twenty-first dis
trict ; Con well , 151 ; Housh , 2(59. (
Democratic For proposed amend
ment , 101 ; against. 82. United States
senator. Reed , 49 ; Metcalfe. 108 ;
Hitchcock , 218. Governor , Dahlman.
125 ; Shallenberger , 309. Lieutenant
governor , Clarke , 133 ; Green , 211.
Secretary of state , Pool. 154 ; Gate-
wood. 182. Auditor of public accounts ,
Hewitt , 163 ; Bernocker , 155. Treas
urer , McGlnley , 78 ; Hall , 147 ; Sturd.
vant , 110. Superintendent of public
Instruction , Jackson , 199 ; Arnot. 127.
Attorney General , Terry , 95 ; Whit
ney , 225. Commissioner of public lands
and buildings. Fleming , 10. , Eastham ,
14S ; Beushausen , 171. Railway com
missioner. Porter , 8(5 ( ; Wilson. 63 ; Hayden -
den , 73 ; Brooks , lOii. Congressman ,
Third district ; Latta. 348. Senator ,
Ninth district ; Hutfleld. 216 ; Barnes ,
107. Representative. Twenty-first .dis
trict , Howard , 120 ; Minteer , S3 ; Hilde-
People's Independent For proposed
amendment. 23 ; against. IS. United
States senator , Metcalfe. 22 ; Birming
ham. 9 ; Reed. 3 ; Hitchcock. 33. Gov
ernor , Shallenberger , 75. Lieutenant
governor , Green , 48 ; Clark , 24. Sec
retary of state. Pool , 38 ; Gatowood ,
32. Auditor of public accounts , He
witt. 34 ; Bernecker , 36. Treasurer ,
Hall , 68. Superintendent of public in
struction. Jackson , 44 ; Arnot , 25. At
torney general , Terry , 65. Commis
sioner of public lands and buildings ,
Fleming , 23 ; Beushausen. 11 ; East-
ham. 33. Railway commissioner ,
Brooks , 20 ; Wilson , 10 ; Hayden , 10 ;
Porter , 23. Congressman. Third dis
trict ; Latta. 71. State senator , Ninth
district. Hatfleld , 69. Representative ,
Twenty-first district ; Hlldebrand. 46 ;
Minteer , 23.
Miners Have Adjourned.
Indianapolis , Aug. 22. The r.poclit !
international convention of United
Mine Workers adjourned sin3 die , af
ter adopting the sub-report with two
amendments. The sub-report submit
ted by William Green , former presi
dent of the Ohio district , with the
amendments previous for an assess
ment of $1 per week on all miners
working ; the endorsement of all
strikes ; the dismissal of International
organizers and a criticism of the In
ternational board Before the con
cluding vote on the subject President
Lewis announced that all poln's In
the substitute conflicting with the con
stitution would not become law. He
'declared ' the dismissal of the organiz
ers and the section criticising the In
ternational hoard were unconstitu
Harry Alexander Asks Divorce.
Madison. Neb. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News : Harry B. Alexander of
Norfolk has Hied a petition in the dis
trict court of Madison county asking
that ho be legally separated from his
wife. Ethel B. Alexander , whom ho
alleges has purposely absented her
self from home and its duties.
Had to Hide In Haymow.
Madison. Nob. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News : Fannie Potmesll. residing
west of Madison , has commenced ac
tion for divorce from her husband ,
Olols Potmosll She alleges in her
petition cruel treatment and speclfl-
ally charges on one occasion that her
husband compelled her to leave her
home and sha was obliged to spend
the. night In the haymow while tlio
Irate hiisbnnd pronldod over tbo hoiwo ,
and on another occasion her husband
bent her with a halter ropo. Mrs. Pot
mesll asks for u dlvou-e and reason
'SPANIARDS LASHED TO MAST.
They Have no Hope of Winning
Yacht Race From Americans.
Marbleliead. Mass. , Aug. 22. The
pleasure of sailing against two Amorl
can opponents was the only Incentive
that took the Spanish Sender yacht
man out of the harbor today for the
final race of the International series.
Thro challengers , Slionta , Pnpooso
anil Mosquito II , were so decisively
beaten by the Americans last week
that aftur the Harpoon had won the
president's cup , the only boats left In
the contest for the Governor Dnipor
cnp , the other big trophy for the ser
les , were the Beiwor and Clnm
To bo sure the Eastern Yacht club
offered prizes for the Ilrst and second
boat in each of the International
races but as the fight between the
Benvor and Clout has been a hot. ono
and as both have shawn far bettor
hpood than the Spaniards , there wan
very little hope that any of the visit
ors would be able to capture a slnglo
trophy as a souvenir of their Amorl
Elgin Man Was Slain.
Elgin , Xeli. , Aug. 22. Special to
The News : Nols Pedorson's body w.m
dug up Saturday and It was found that
he had not committed .suicide , us tint
eoioner's voullct declared , but that ho
had been slain by some blunt Instni
Podot'Fon Is the farmer who was
found dead a week ago last Satunlay
on his farm near here. It was at first
said to be a murder. The coroner's
verdict said It was suicide by strangu
lation. A peihistont minor kept allont
heio that the 101 oner's verdict wan
untrue that It was a case of murder.
A fanner named Groggurson wan
taken to Nellgh by the sheriff for safe
keeping , so bitter did local sentiment
become. IIo was then turned loosio.
Now there's a warrant out for Greg-
gerson and the sheriff Is looking for
Skull Fractured Three Times.
Poderhun's body was cxliiiinod by a
member of the state board of health
and by Dr. Collier of Elgin and Dr. E
J. Davis of Petersburg. It was found
that the man's skull was fractured In
three places. He had apparently boon
struck on the back of the head with
some heavy club. The coroner's ver
dict said death was due to strangula
tion , .self Imposed. It was claimed
here that the coroner's jury was
against such a finding but that it was
forced upon them , the thought being
to save the expense of a third murder
trial in Antelope county this year , thu
trials of Joe McKay and A. G. Rakow
being fresh In the public mind.
Greggorson is a farmer of none too
good a reputation. IIo Is a renter and
shuts about from place to place. It
is said he had been at the Pedersoa
farm for a , week or so and that con
siderable pure alcohol had been con
sumed. The theory is that Pedersen
was slain In a drunken row.
Pedersen , himself , was a drunkard
and had no friends. A week ago the
burial plans were changed In order to
allow a second autopsy to bo held ,
presumably to satisfy popular senti
ment. But the rumor of foul play did
Lightning Was Rampant.
Lightning played havoc In Norfolk
early Sunday morning. The home of
Leo McKerrigan on Twelfth street
and Hayes avenue was damaged when
a Holt tore a hole into the roof and
entered eveiy room in the house. No
lire was started. The O. P. Larson
home at the Junction was also struck ,
the chimney being demolished. A val
uable apple tree in the yard of L. H.
Hinds on South Thirteenth street wan
Herbert Hauptli , who saw the light
ning strike the McKerrigan home , saya
It was a spectacular scene. When the
bolt struck the house at 2 o'clock In
the morning , It seemed as If the entire
house had gone up In flames. A hole
was torn In the roof. The kitchen
stove was partly melted ; a davenport
couch nearby was destroyed and every
room In the house was somewhat dam
Luckily Mrs. McKerrlgau spent the
night with relatives and It Is believed
that had she stayed in the house sha
would probably have been injured.
Dahlman's Lead Now 77.
Lincoln. Aug. 22. Returns received
by the State Journal up to 1 o'clock "
this morning from eighty-eight of the 7r
ninety counties In the state give for
the democratic nomination for gov
Dahlman. 26.734 ; Shallenberger , 26.-
657. a majority of but 77 for Dahlman
The two missing counties are Nance
and Frontier , from which no returns
whatever have been received.
At Governor Shallenberger's office ,
however. It Is claimed that unofficial
advices have been received that Nance
county has given him about forty ma
jority. It Is known that returns from
Sioux and Rock counties are unofficial
and Incomplete , but the tlgures pub
lished by the Journal , it is thought ,
will bo little changed.
It Is generally admitted the official
count will bo necessary to decide who
Omaha. Aug. 22. On the face of the
returns from the democratic statewide
primaries which are nearly complete
In unofficial form. Mayor Dahlman has
won the gubernatorial nomination by
less than 200 majority over Governor
Shallenbergor. The announcement waa
made last night that should the of-
tlelal returns corroborate these flguroa
Governor Shallenberger will contest
the nomination In the courts. He
charges fraud In the vote In Omaha
which gave Dahlman nearly 6,000 ma