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Till- : NORFOLK WKKKIiY NKWS-JOURNAL , I'MUDAY ' , SKPTKMKKll 9 , 1910.
READY TO INSURE FLIERS.
Company With $300,000 to Make a
Specialty of Aviation Risks.
Louisville , Ky. , Sopt. 3. Articles of
incorporation for the llrHt liiHiirunco
company In thu Hinitli to ItiHtiro tlio
UVUH of aviators and thulr iimclilnoH
wuru tiled horo. The niuiio of thu
concern la The Traimlyvnnla CuHiiulty
liiHtirnnco company and the capitali
zation IB $300,000. Nearly every con
ceivable loss from aviation In named
In the casualties which the company
agrees to Indemnify.
VALUE OF COLLEGE "FRATS. "
Statistical Showing Which Is Credit
able to the Greek Letter Doys.
The Concord Monitor : At the re
quest of President Nichols of Dart
mouth , the registrar of the college ,
H. M. TlbhcttH , has compiled compre
hensive statistics during the past year
as to the scholarship of the student ,
body. In these llguros he compares
the marks of the different classes ,
freshmen , sophomore , junior and sen
ior , and of the members of fraternities
mid of non-fraternity men.
Thi1 results are very Interesting and
have attracted much attention from
both the educational and dally press.
The average scholarship of the en
tire college for the first semester of
the past year was found to bo 70.6 ;
of the freshmen , 06.3 ; sophomores ,
C8.lt ; juniors , 71.7 ; seniors , 70. ! ) ; show
ing a natural steady advance as the
Idle or dull are weeded out by the
Htandards of requirements.
In another table the average of the
men Iti college belonging to fraterni
ties Is shown to bo (18.117 ( and of the
non-fraternity men , 7.55 ! ! ; which Is at
once seized upon by the opponents of
fraternities as a strong argument
against that feature of college life.
Not so much Is said about another
table In which are compared the schol
arship records of the members of dif
ferent fraternities by classes ; but this
gives some evidence In favor of the
Psl Upsllon , the oldest fraternity at
Dartmouth , heads the table. The aver
age scholarship of Its llrst year mem
bers Is but C0.5 , showing that men are
not chosen for It by reason of their
records as students prior to entering
college for the sophomores the aver
age rises to 60.9 ; for the juniors to
71.1 ; while the average of the seniors
rises to S0.6 or ten points higher than
the average for the whole college.
To us these figures Indicate that the
influence of the fraternity upon Its
members as regards scholarship la
good. A man Is Impelled to make a
creditable showing in the classroom
ns well as upon the athletic field , not
only for his own honor , but for that
of the fraternity. It Is true that the
boys as they enter college are looked
over upon a "good fellow basis , but
once enrolled upon the chapter list
the Influence of the older members
and of the traditions of the fraternity
is all in the direction of bettor work
on all lines for the boys honored by an
Freaks On the Plains.
Dustin , Xeb. , Sept. 3. The last arti
cle on home-steading contained a few
samples of the fake homesteader ,
which is a part of all pioneer life.
These little stories of Nebraska's hills
would be incomplete , if no mention
were made of the freak homesteader.
Every western state , in Its pioneer
stages , draws its full share of freaks.
Nebraska in Its early days had fewer
than Wyoming or Dakota. It has
never , like Kansas , voted Its freaks
Into congress , or listed them in the
National Lecture bureau. It has kept
them usually on the prairies , where
at the end of five years , they disap
peared without blare of trumpets or
newspaper notoriety. The characters
drawn in this story have passed off
the stage of action so far as "claim
life" is concerned , and will be in no
danger of "stopping The News" or driv
ing over to the Big Sandy retreat
with a kick and a club for the writer
A number of years ago a man and
woman came out from somewhere
perhaps in the east , aiui settled on a
claim in a western county. They made
friends with no one. They built a
portable house , ordered ready to set
up from n catalog establishment
They traded with the catalog
houses. If they had any business to
transact relating to mail , they drove
many miles to n far away town , where
they were not known. The man dress
B PJy * * f ed well. The woman always had a
made-up appearance. Some keen eyes
discovered she wore a wig. Some
times she was seen with the wig one
place , and without It another. Inqulsl
live persons never found out anything
about where they came from , who
they were or where they had lived be
fore coming to Nebraska. Some were
determined to find out a little of their
present lives and drove out to their
claim. The woman was always bus >
painting. Her catalog shanty was
hung with canvas pictures as thick
as the walls of a studio.
A new country knows nothing o
art. Pioneers , as a rule , are unerring
judges of trades , mules , cows , lane
and hobs , but they know no more o
the merits of a picture than the Chic
taws. A loud laugh wont over the nd
joining village at the woman's auda
city. She was dubbed "queer , " "off ,
"batty , " "insane. " When the assesso
called for a valuation of property th
woman put as the lowest cash prlc
$10,000 on her pictures. The assesso
shook his head at her folly and wrot
$100 , to protect the woman from he
One of the prominent women of th
town , with more cash than artlstl
Instinct , began to take painting lea
sons of the "gifted" homesteader
Soon there was an output of home
made paintings over the town thu
would make an Italian artist stare
Huge canvases hung in heavy si !
frames , where before had been punted -
ed the perennial calendar and litho
graphic art studies furnished by the
> lg dallies. The scenes were nil the
amu , rod , half-bloom roses as big as
lates ; a ship going down Into the
eop ; a dim moon lighting up a fear-
ul tempest ; a night scene painted on
long panel ; a tower , sifting snow , a
loon half hid , n river and a bare tree ,
n which sat an enormous owl , out
f proportion to thu tower and the
ree. The artist had anchored her
hip at last. She guvo lessons In
minting , prospered , lofused to talk of
lei-self or anything but her pictures.
* roiu being "off" she was regarded
> } a part of the village as an ocean-
rlc genius. She came and went. No
ne know whether she was disposing
> f her pictures In Europe or off study-
ng natuio nt first-hand In the Black
Illls. She always dressed In one
tyle at home , a dark suit , fitted tight
> ver enormous dress forms , a high
ollar and a cap , resembling a man's ,
"or live years she painted , gave les-
ons , and kept her mouth shut. Her
iiisbund talked less than she did.
1hen they proved up , sold out , and
iavo never been heard from since.
I'lioio are people In the vicinity today
vho think she was a Rosa Bonheur
n disguise. Some have a different
orslon of the disguise. Some value
her paintings ns the works of a real
genius. Others snicker quietly , when
their eyes rest on the big owl , and
the canvas , big as a table covered
with n cluster of deep red roses. In
twenty-live years this comprises the
ilstory of painting as a flue art In
our counties In western Nebraska.
Was a "Younq Widow. "
In the same county a young woman
rom the red lights district of Omaha
lied on a claim. She was "at home"
i few weeks at a time , but the great
er share of the year , she spent posing
n small towns as a newspaper woman ,
a representative of a New York dally.
When her fraud was discovered she
noved on to a new locality. Some
times she lived a high life , hiring
buggies and driving out with unsu -
icctlng chumps across the country.
Dn her claim , she was n young widow ,
'Mrs. I L. " While traveling she
carried some neat cards "Miss L 1 ,
representative . " She told Alad-
Ian lamp stories to the rustic popu-
atlon , concerning her social life in
Omaha , and her triumphs as a news-
> uper woman. She came and went ,
i'lnyed her various parts , spent
nough money in Improvements to
comply with the law , proved up , sold
out , and was heard of no more.
The Quaker Doctor snows.
For several years the highest form
of drama seen In the small towns
Uong the Elkhorn , was presented by
a company of traveling artists , dress
ed as Quakers , whose manager sold
a celebrated medicine for the removal
of tapeworms from the human all-
nentary canal. Art and utility were
combined In the most effective man
ner , judging from the crowds that
seml-nnnually attended these perform-
Tnces , and the amount of money car
ried out of each town by the manager.
Sometimes this company of players
and musicians arrived In state , Ua
the Elkhorn chair car , where they en
tertained the traveling population free
l > y picking stringed Instruments , tei- ]
ing stale jokes In loud voices , and
furnishing vocal music , resoundingly
interjected in the Interims of weari
ness. Sometimes they arrived in a di
lapidated vehicle drawn by horses ,
billed their show on the sidewalks
with chalk , while the manager called
the population together by addressing
the air through a tin trumpet on the
main street. No matter how they
came , whether In style with railway
accommodations and announced by
printers' ink , or whether they drove
Into town behind superannuated team ,
heralding their coming with chalk and
horn , they never failed to receive the
cordial support of an art-loving and
appreciative public. They sang their
songs and presented their plays to full
houses , after which the manager , a
tall man dressed in Quaker costume ,
told In rhetorical phrases , the virtues
of his tape worm remedy. His glib
tongue and argumentative powers ,
combined with his dramatic talent , en
abled him to convince a whole audi
ence that worms of some kind lay at
center of all human physical suffering.
As he sang , joked and discoursed on
worms , many under the magnetism ol
his strong personality , felt the loath
some parasites gnawing at their vit
als. Every pain In the stomach , liver
back , or lower part of the viscera was
traced to the fungus growth of a
wriggling worm , or a nest of smnl
parasites within. One hundred hot
tics a night would often be sold to
the urban population at ? 1 a bottle
through the course of a ten and twen
ty nights' performance , enough mone >
was sometimes taken out of a town
to buy a cheap farm or stick up a
ranch. Once the writer interviewed
the manager privately , and asked him
why a man so gifted of tongue , so
witty , shrewd and with such evident
business Instincts should waste his
genius on n cheap rustic show am
a fake tapeworm remedy. For answer
he took me to a large polished cabl
net In the hotel ofllce , and unlock
Ing the door , took out a bag of gold
silver , copper , and greenbacks , that
would have graced the tills of a bank
"There Is a fool born every minute , '
ho remarked , his eyes shrewdl }
twinkling , "and the public would die
If It were not humbugged. A worm
medicine made of roots is harmless
cheaper than an operation , and sets
the mind nt ease. Instead of a faker
I am really a benefactor to my kind
The profession of medicine Is crowd
ed. I can make more money In this
way in a year than by the legitimate
practice of years ,
pracltco of years. "
A few years later the "manager1
of the celebrated Quaker shows , had
proved up on a rich Doyd county farm
It Is now stocked with blooded horaoa
and cattle. His pioneer neighbors
rave forgotten the eccentricities of
the queer "old hacnelor , " who took
long and mysterious trips , and who
seemed to acquire his wealth lu some
hidden and nefarious way.
She's an Authoress.
At one time , the small towns , were
entertained by a good looking woman
street orator , who discoursed in a
Ich Mary Lease voice on phrenology
mil telling fortunes by the stars ,
lad she been employed by a state
ontrul" committee to speak on politics
she certainly would have aided the
mrty materially by her native shrewd-
less , wit , knowledge of human nature
and oratory. Hut she was one of those
strange types , coming from the slums
of the city , gifted of mind , but having
10 knowledge of how to use her pow-
jrs , or how to lift herself out of the
lobo sphere Into which she was born.
She knew only how to employ her
; lfts to prey upon the follies of people
ple for money. She had studied the
mystic philosophies and had an eye
: hat could detect at n glance the mas
ter weakness of each Individual. In
nrgcr towns she had to buy a license ,
and was relegated to a small room In
i hotel , the mayor not permitting her
to speak on the street. In the small
: owns , she got the mayor , the town
board , and the leading people to pat
ronize the mystic art. In her own
anguage , she had only to "sit down ,
talk , hold out her apron , and the dol-
ars rolled like wheels Into her lap. "
She made enough money to llvo In a
gypsy-like luxury , and to prove up on
Drown county claim. She Is now
living in the east , an eccentric liter-
iry woman , furnishing stories at so
much per "em" for cheap magazines
In New York and Chicago. Her stories
lire more read and appreciated than
Kile W. Poattle's , the first orlglnai
novel writer produced by the state of
Western Nebraska has had ita
quota of gifted financiers , stackers ,
feeders and commercial men of note ,
but In art , drama and literature , It has
risen only a notch above Its apprecia
tion of pioneer days.
IN THE PALACE OF A KING
Miss Marguerite Relche of Norfolk
Writes of Trip to Germany.
Miss Marguerite Relche , daughter of
arl Ilelcho , one of the prominent
farmers living near Norfolk , recently
visited the limiting palace of King Al
bert of Germany and In an interesting
letter written to her father she de
scribes that historic place. In the
many rooms of the palace , writes Miss
Keiehe , there are tables made of ivory
and thousands of deer horns. Many
mounted wild animals and other tro
phies of the various royal hunts are
to be seen. The bed clothing in the
palace Is all made of silk. There are
very largo carved cupboards and In
the cupboards many different kinds of
glasses , some with genuine garnets.
Among the gifts in the palace was a
box covered with white silk worked
with marguerites by the hand of a former -
mer queen of England , and on the
walls are pictures of many kings and
queens who have featured Europe's
history for generations back and who
now lie sleeping in their tombs.
In Germany the moving picture fad
Is raging just as in America , accord
ing to Miss Relche's letter. She at
tended a feast In one town which very
much resembled the street carnival
that Is In vogue In this country.
In her letter she speaks of having
seen a large number of former ac
quaintances of her father and mother.
Miss Reiche says that wherever she
goes people In Germany make note o
the fact instantly that she is not a
German. On one of her trips on the
train she saw an airship from the car
window being maneuvered by German
soldiers. Miss Relche reached Ger
many April 30 and It was June 30 , Just
two months to a day , before she saw
a rocking chair , these being very rare
in the old country.
Miss Relche speaks of making a trip
to the town of Wittenberg , where
Luther lived for many years and died.
She visited the old home of Luther.
Two rooms In the house were left just
as they had been when Luther lived In
them. Miss Relche saw Dr. Luther's
wedding ring' , many medals and other
Interesting articles. She speaks of a
\lslt to the schloss kirche or palace
church , a very beautiful building of
which the door alone cost $9.000. On
one side of the church extra seats are
built for the kaiser and his family and
in the church are the graves at Melun-
schtan and Luther. In front of the
church Is a monument to Kaiser Fried-
erlch. Miss Relche says that her
Fourth of July celebration was very
different than it is In America. On
.Inly 5 an airship stopped at the town
In which she is visiting , the machine
being out of order. Thousands of people
ple gathered around the big ship.
New Pastor Here.
"Rev. Otto Bergfelder , the new pas
tor of the St. Johannes Evangelical
Lutheran church , will preach his first
sernui in Norfolk tomorrow. In n
farewell word to Mr. Bergfelder , tlu
Spring Valley Sun. of Plum City , Wis.
where he held a pastorate , says :
"Rev. Otto Borgfelder , the formei
pastor of the Plum City Lutherai
church , takes herewith occasion tt
say goodbye to all his friends.
"Mr. Dergfelder came to Plum Cltj
In May. 1908 , and has served tlu
church ever since. On September 1
he Is to enter upon his new field o
labor. The service last Sunday was
largely attended ; three young people
wore confirmed , and the Lord's Suppei
administered. After the service i
farewell party was given In honor o
the departing pastor , and quite n mini
her partook of a delicious dinner , tha
was served by the faithful ladies o
the congregation , In appreciation o
his services as pastor , and as a token
i of the esteem In which he was held , a
purse was handed to Mr. Dorgfolder.
who responded In a feeling inuiinor ,
thanking for every kindness and wishIng -
Ing all a happy and bright future. Af
ter a few hours of pleasant Intercourse
thu party disbanded and united In sayIng -
Ing 'Auf Wloderseheii. " "
TEACHERS ARE READY.
Superintendent Hunter Gives Them
Pointers on How to Start Session.
When schools open Tuesday mornIng -
Ing every teacher will do her best to
put through one of thu most rigid pro
grams ever held on the llrst day of
school , If they have taken the advice
of Superintendent F. M. Hunter , who
gave them somu pointers in his ad
dress at the teachers' meeting held In
the auditorium of the high school at
3 o'clock Friday afternoon.
About thirty teachers wore present
at the meeting and the arrangements
for the opening of school were made
under the superintendent's Instruc
tions. Programs for each week weru
made out. Schedules for the visits of
of the music teacher weto made. Text
books and plan boqks for the entire
year were distributed. These plan
books will contain the plans of the
teacher for the entire school year.
The teachers many of them were
last year's teachers of the city's
schools which clearly showed that
schools looked bright and more- smiles
which clearly showed that they had
thoroughly enjoyed their vacation.
Every teacher had either a fountain
pen or n pencil and was busy jotting
down In a notebook somu of thu many
valuable suggestions given to them by
"Now teachers , " said Mr. Hunter ,
"everything depends on yourselves on
the opening day of school. There are
no keener observers of human nature
than the many pupils you will face
Tuesday morning , on the opening day
of school. The pupils are going to
read your character and determine
their actions on that day when they
will "size you up. " If you have every
thing In readiness to start business
right away , you will have discipline
and the pupils will 'size you up' that
Mrs. H. L. Spaulding has gone to
Des Moines , la. , for a visit with her
Robert M. Peyton of Creighton was
Miss Weber of Hadar was a visitor
in the city.
Hiss Anna Fallen of O'Neill was a
visitor in the city.
Miss Jessie Gate of Pierce was here
calling on friends.
W. P. Logan returned from a busi
ness trip to Wynot.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Peters of Stanton
were visitors in the city.
Paul Beck of Hoskins was in the
city transacting business.
J. W. Warrick and family of Mead
ow Grove were In the city.
Mrs. E. Strate of Hoskins was in
the city visiting with friends.
Mrs. Arthur Apfel of Meadow Grove
was here visiting with friends.
Charles Carstenson of Valentine is
In the city visiting with relatives.
Mrs. Alfred Deuel Is In the city vis
iting with the W. F. Ahlman family.
Miss Jeanette Gutru of Newman
Grove was in the city calling on
Miss Ethel Selfert has returned from
a week's vacation with bur parents in
Mrs. Charles Evans of Meadow
Grove Is here visiting with her son ,
C. E. Evans.
W. C. Denny , deputy grand chan
cellor of the K. P. lodge , Is In the city
John , E. Toban of Sioux City is in
the city visiting with his mother , Mrs.
Misses Ida and Emily Kersten re
turned from a visit with friends at
Guide Rock , Neb.
W. S. Butterfleld is here from Wausa
visiting with his parents , Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Butterfleld.
Misses Grace and Ruth Davis of
Wakelleld are In the city visiting with
Misses Agnes and Clara Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. John Klug have re
turned from their wedding trip , which
they spent with relatives at Lincoln.
W. B. Fuerst , his son George Fuerst ,
and John Yost of Battle Creek aie
here visiting with the Charles Fuerst
Miss Cecelia Zaches , who was here
visiting with the E. J. Schoregge fam
ily , has returned to her home at St.
Charles , Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sprecher re
turned from a week's vacation , which
they spent at Omaha and Council
Bluffs visiting with friends.
Miss Bertha Heckemlorf , who has
been hero for the past two months vis
iting with relatives , has returned to
her home In Milwaukee. Wis.
W. N. Huso returned from Omaha ,
whore he attended the Rooesvelt re
ception. Colonel Roosevelt was given
a most enthusiastic ovation by Nebraskans -
braskans , he says.
Miss Nellie Nelson arrived home
from Spencer last evening , where she
has been vistlng with her grandpar
ents for the past month.
Miss Ella Moollck arrived home
from Omaha Thursday evening , where
she has been visiting friends and rel
atives for the past three weeks.
Mrs. Charles Wehrer and son Orval
arrived home from Omaha Thursday
Claude Clark arrived homo from
Omaha Thursday evening , whore he
had been on business.
A party was given at the home ol
0. B. Chrlstman last evening In honor
of Miss Elsie Long , formerly of the
Junction but1 now of Alnsworth.
Pearle Boymer arrived homo from
Fremont , where he had been visiting.
Mr. Levljohn of Lindsay Is here vis
iting for a few days at the homo ofjils
daughter. Mrs. C. R. Kampman.
f Mrs , E. W. Stansborry and four chil
dren arrived home from a shopping
expedition in Omaha last ovnnlng.
Word was received hero recently to
the Direct that Mrs. F. Nohel and son
Franklo , formerly of the Junction ,
woio under quarantine for diphtheria
at the home of Mrs. Nobel's mother at
Columbus. It was also stated that a
sister of Mrs. Nobel succumbed to the
Miss Minnie Anderson , formerly of
the Junction but now of Alliance. Is
here visiting friends and relatives.
An epidemic of tonsllltis Is reported
In Norfolk by physicians. As many as
fifteen cases of the disease are re
Ed Monroe Is moving from 313
Braasch avenue to 1207 Phillip av
enue , the J. S. Morrow residence ,
which he recently purchased.
Misses Margaret and Georgia Austin
entertained a number of special
friends Tuesday evening at 6:30. : A
three-course dinner was served.
Dr. A. Bear and his daughter , Miss
Roblnette Bear , will return to their
home In Richmond , Va. , next week ,
after spending the summer In Norfolk.
The W. C. T. U. will hold a business
meeting Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. J. A. Ballantyne on Nor
folk avenue. A full attendance Is de
Miss Mnmle Ward has resigned her
position as bookkeeper with the Hutch
ison Bros , bakery and will leave for
Omaha in a few days , where she has
accepted a position.
Misses Margaret and Georgia Austin
entertained the Wide Awake class of
the Methodist Episcopal Sunday
school Monday evening on the lawn
of the George Evans residence.
Ernest Sasse , chief of police of Hos-
kins , Is In the city transacting busi
ness. Mr. Sasso has made out his res
ignation as marshal of Hoskins and
will forward tt to the town board for
their action. He will probably move
his family back to Norfolk soon.
The Cherokee Indian baseball team
are In the city to play two games with
the Norfolk clerks on the driving park
diamond , the llrst game Sunday after
noon and the second Monday after
noon. The Cherokees are said to be a
live bunch of players , but the Norfolk
team are confident that they can scalp
Funeral services over the remains
of Helnrich Rudolph Warnecke , who
died Wednesday evening , were held
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Short
services wore held at 1 o'clock at the
family home on South Fifth street and
at 1:30 : services were held at the
Christ Lutheran church by Rev. J. P.
Mueller , after which the remains were
laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery
east of the city. The choir of the
Lutheran church sang. The pallbear
ers were : Albert Degner , E. M.
Ziesche , Carl Klrchoff , Frank Stengel ,
Albert Mueller , Herman Brummund.
City Clerk Ed Harter Is also a vic
tim of the robbers who broke into the
ofllce used by him and Water Commis
sioner Brummund Thursday night.
After plundering his desk , which they
broke open , the thieves secured about
$3 worth of stamps. They then opened
the water commissioner's safe. Mr.
Brummund believes the guilty ones
are familiar with the combination of
the safe , from which they took $15.
An entrance was forced through the
door leading from the council cham
James Craig , who will superintend
the paving of Norfolk avenue for the
Katz-Craig company of Omaha , went
to Omaha last evening to hurry the
shipments of brick which he says are
already on the way. The constructing
outfit , he says , has also been started ,
and although preliminary work has al
ready been begun , the actual work ,
which consists of tearing up the gut
ters , etc. , will commence about next
Wednesday. The old gutters will prob
ably be given back to the property
owners If they so desire , he says.
Samuel Kline , Mr. Craig's foreman , Is
due In the city Tuesday. "As many
men as I can possibly employ In Nor
folk will be hired by me for this
work , " said Mr. Craig. "I make it a
point to hire as many men from the
home town as I can. I pay $2.25 per
day for laborers. "
Dressed In the best uniforms and ac
companied by their crack rifle team ,
the Norfolk company of Landwehr Ve-
rein left at noon today for Omaha ,
where they will join the 5,000 mem
bers of the society for a three days'
convention. The headquarters of the
convention will be at the Washington
hall in Omaha , where all the business
meetings will he held. All the social
and spectacular events will take place
at Ralston , near South Omaha , where
German soldiers from Nebraska , Iowa ,
Kansas , Colorado , and even some east
ern states will congregate. A Held
mass will be held nt Ralston Sunday
morning. The monster parade Is
scheduled for Monday evening.
GERTRUDE CAME BACK.
Negress Who Was Sent Out of Town ,
Can't Stay Away.
Gertrude Cooper just can't stay
away from Norfolk. A week ago she
was put aboard a Columbus train and
I shanghaied to Schuyler by the Nor-
1 folk police with orders never to re
turn. She made her second appear
ance in Norfolk last night on the Un
ion Pacific train from Columbus after
fighting off the train crew , who en
deavored to deposit her In Madison.
Gertrude Cooper Is a colored woman
who about a month ago came to Nor
folk from Foster. She has committed
acts which made local authorities pro
nounce her an "undesirable citizen"
and the sentence she received at the
hands of Judge Eiseley of the police
court was that she must leave the city
never to return.
She had tried to commit suicide by
swallowing morphine ; she was drunken
on several occasions ; she was caught
In the act of stealing neckties in the
Star clothing store , and she started n
fight In a local restaurant whore she
secured employment. In this act she
was collared by Chief of Police Mar
qimrdt and then she received her final
tontonco. Shu was being escorted to
the train , but before going aboard shu
look out her tovonge by escaping from
the olllcer and entering thu Union Pa
cific restaurant , where she commenced
houscclcunlng , breaking dishes and
furniture , during which operation shu
took occasion to strike n waitress on
the mouth and hruak off a tooth. Shu
was finally captured and sent away.
The authorities wore greatly sur
prised last evening when they received
a message from the train crew that
they wore bringing with them a col
ored woman whom they endeavored to
put off ut Madison , but who fought
with them. Night Patrolman O'Brien
met Gertrude at thu station and put
her behind the bars at the city jail ,
whore she Is now waiting to bo shang
haied for the second tlmu.
BERT MORPHY WAS HERE.
"The Man Who SJnfla to Beat the
Band" Passes Through Norfolk.
Bert Morphy , known as "the man
who sings to beat the band. " and who
bus made the trip from coast to coast
within a few months , singing at va
rious public and social events , and
who cumo to Norfolk two yours ago
from Dallas and notified the people
along the line that the report that Dal
las had burned up was a fake , was a
visitor In the city yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Morphy was on his way to Min
neapolis , where he sings at the state
fair. Mr. Morphy says Norfolk has
shown marked Improvement In thu
past two years and declares It Is one
of the best cities of its size in the
country. Mr. Morphy was Immediate
ly recognized by many Norfolk people.
"It's very surprising , " said Mr. Mor
phy , after he had been called by name
by several people , "how the people
hero In the west remember me. I
have been called by name by some
person In every one of the hundreds
of cities I have recently visited. "
See eParis , Start Home.
Lousanne , Switzerland , Aug. 13. On
reaching La Cava n beautiful city In
the far south of Italy , the Temple
party for the llrst time , turned their
faces toward home and free America.
Heretofore , we have been continual
ly going farther and farther away un
til 10,000 miles marked the limit.
So that we are beginning to close our
30,000 mile tour , which has been one
of great education and benefit and
the party are all elated over the fact
that we have seen most all of Europe.
From La Cava we drove to Amalll ,
and then to Sorrento where we stop
ped at the Hotel Londres. This city
is surrounded with orange and lemon
groves and other fruits , besides hun
dreds of olive groves. Here we had
a deightful stay and to add zest to
all the past , the Temple party engaged
the Grande Italian concert company to
come to the hotel and play for them
the famous Tarantella , the Italian
dance and for two hours the party
was greatly delighted with this na
tional relic. It is only by paying a
snug sum of money that this dance
is ever given for parties , but the Tem
ple party desire to see all that Is
possible on this European tour. I am
plad to say that they are a lively
crowd and surely are enjoying life In
these foreign lands. Then each sue-
cesshe day adds a new link to our
chain , and losses of various kinds
continue as before. See ns alight from
a train with only ten minutes notice
suit cases , come out , each person with
six handbags , four dozen umbrellas ,
stones , marble relics , that mus be car
ried In the hands , enough hats for two
miUinery stores and bird cages. Thus
we leave our coach and the natives
gathered around us to see what has
come to their town , but it only takes
them three-tenths of a second to see
that we are Americans and then off
they go to bring their wares , and soon
the whole city comes out to meet us
with a welcome that only Theodore
Roosevelt knows about. Each ped
dler has a different article and his of
course is the best and cheapest , and
they say , "very cheap , buy of me , buy
of me. "
From Sorrento we took a ship on
the famous voyage to the Island of
Capri and went in the Blue Grotto in
little canoes In which we had to lie
flat In order to get through the opening
of the Grotto.
Wonderful Is the scenery ! The
water Is a brilliant blue color and If
you should drop a stick In the water
it looks like a silver bar. After a
pleasant time here where the Emper
or Tiberius had his winter palace ,
when the Christ was born , we went
to Naples. From this beautiful Is
land dotted with orange groves we
took a ship over to Naples , Italy ,
where ladies , because ten-elevenths of
my party are ladles , f'nislied buying
cameos , hat pins , jewelry and novel
ties and then we mounted a fast Ital
ian express train and sped north like
a hurricane. We stopped in Rome
the capital just long enough to get
lunch and then we continued on to
Pisa , making 500 miles In about twelve
Pisa is noted for the wonderful lean
ing tower , which has been standing
and leaning for 600 years. The noted
Campo Santo is here In which are
fifty-seven ship loads of dirt which
were brought from Jerusalem in order
to have sacred ground In which to
bury the saints. Then I may also men
tion the Duomo or cathedral which Is
a magnificent old structure. It was
In this that Galileo saw a bronze lamp
swinging and got his idea of the pen
dulum for the clock. And the same
lamp still hangs and swings In this
old church. Our next stop was al
Genoa , and this was a horrible trip
for In traveling 200 miles wo passed
through eighty tunnels , the longest
one bolng five miles. Genoa Is perch
cd upon a hill and has some fine stores
They are building a postolllce ol
brown marble that would be a credit
to Chicago or Omaha.
The great attraction here , is tha
house which Christopher Oolumbuw
was born In , and where he lived for
Near the railway station Is a line
marble monument to Columbus.
I must hasten this luttur oven to
immo where wo luno been lately for
Mir next stop was at Milan and from
there we wont on to llavorlo. Here
wo wore perched on a hill overlook
ing a grand lake tilled with Islands.
After resting liote and taking In
iho beauties of nature. Wo spud on
intll now we are In Lousanno , Swit
This city Is on the picturesque Luku
During thu last three nays I huvo
teen qultu sick and 1 must say them
s no fun In conducting a parly of
twunty-ono whim you are sick. 1 hope
o bo bettor soon.
We uro headed for Purls now , whom
trust I may pen another letter.
Chas. Wayne Ray.
His Arm Torn Out.
Burke , S. I ) . . Sopt. 3. Special ( o
The News : While attempting to llx
he drive belt on a threshing machlno
loy Atwood had his arm torn com-
iletoly off above the elbow. Ho Is n
iirmor and lives bore. He Is a mar
ried man with a family.
Nellgh 1 , Oakdale 2.
Nollgh , Neb. . Sopt. 3. Special to
The News : A hit , a base on balls and
i sacrifice fly enabled Onkdalo to mi-
tire their only inn In the garni * < > C
mil played yesterday afternoon In HUH
lly at thu Rlversldu park diamond ,
'unnlngton for the homo team had a
locidud walkaway over McKay for the
Isitors in strike-outs , securing 9 wliilo
he latter had I to his credit. Follow
ng Is the score by Innings :
Battorlus : Oukdulc , McKay and
llssman ; Nollgh , I'ennlngton and
Cennedy. Struck out : Ponnlngton ,
McKay , 4. Hits : Nellgh. 1 ; Oak
dale , 3. Errors : Nellgh , 4. Stolen
mses : Nellgh , 2 ; Oakdale , 1. Banutt
on balls : Off Pennlngton , 2 ; off Mc
Kay , 1. Hit by Ponnlngton , 2 ; by Mc-
Cay , 1. Umpire , Nick Melick.
Tilden Plays on the Neligti diamond
CLEARWATER 2 , TILDEN 1.
.eague Baseball Is a Feature of the
Game at Tilden.
Tilden. Neb. . Sept. 3. Special to
The News : Clearwater defeated Til
den In a great ball game here yester
day , 2 to 1.
n fa ,
A Valentine Challenge.
Valentine , Neb. , Sopt. 3. Sporting
Editor : The Valentine baseball team
lereby challenges any ball team in
Nebraska or South Dakota ( Western
and State league teams cxcepted ) to
> lay for the championship of northern
N'ebraska. We will play a series of
ive games at either or both towns.
Games to be played Immediately. Vul
entine claims the championship If thin
challenge is not accepted. Wo are
ready for you.
( Signed ) Frank Fischer , jr. ,
Manager Valentino Team.
Would Oust Officials.
Ncligh , Neb. , Sept. 3. Special to
The News : Two petitions were filed
, n district court here yesterday by M.
F. Eacon of Elgin , seeking to oust
from office County Attorney J. W.
Rice and County Coroner W. F. Con-
well in connection with the handling
of the Pedersen death case.
The petition charges that Lou Greg-
person , wanted On a charge of murder
ing Pedersen , came to Nellgh a week
ago last Monday to surrender to the
nheriff. who was out of town , and that
the county attorney refused to take
reggerson Into custody.
Coroner Conwell Is charged with
writing the coroner Jury verdict which
said Pedersen died of strangulation
by his own hand , and of not reclothlns
the body after the autopsy.
Both are charged with conspiracy to
suppress the facts in the case.
Bacon was formerly a justice of tha
peace In Lancaster county. Friends of
the accused ofllcials here laugh nt tha
charges , 'declaring that nobody la
town knew Greggerson was here Au
gust 22 save his attorney , and that the
coroner's jury did agree voluntarily on
Its own verdict and that the coroner
did reelotbe the body , though not re
quired by law to do so.
The officials" friends consider the
ouster proceedings as a political move
and say the charges are the outgrowth
of wild rumors.
Play for Gregory Library.
Gregory , S. 0. . Sept. 3. Special to
The News : The members of the Wo
man's club of this city seem deter
mined that Gregory shall have a pub
lic library and that without delay.
The club raised money at n musical
last spring , an Illustrated lecture last
week , a book shower last Saturday ,
and now Intend to pull oft'a ball gamete
to further the good cause along.
At the suggestion and urgent solii'i-
tation of the ladles of the club the
business men on the east side of tha
main thoroughfare have issued n chal
lenge for u baseball game to be fought
to a finish with the business men on
the west side of the main street. The
sory event will be pulled off on the
diamond in the city park next Monday
afternoon. Labor day.
The line-up of the two teams ns yet
has not been definitely decided upon
but will bo soon. The affair will un
doubtedly bo quite humorous and the
population of the entire city Is ex
pected to turn out to witness the event
and Incidentally add a large sum of
money to the library fund.
Velvet Carpet In Store.
The floor of the roady-mndo section
of the Heeler s-tore Is being covered
with beautiful green velvet carpot.
The ollii-o floor Is being covered with
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