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MadlHon , Nob. , Oct. 22. Special to
The NOWH : Mrn. Tllllo X. Hicks ro-
HortH to the courts to ho separated
from William Hicks , her Inmlmnd , to
whom HIO ! was married at Norfolk
January 10 , 1800. She alleges and
charges In her petition cruelty , mm-
Htipporl , and desertion and states that
on May 10 , 100 ! ) , her husand was a
station agent and operator at Colon ,
Nob. , and ho absconded with $500 or
$000 of the funds belonging to the
American Express company , and that
ho IH now a fugitive from Justice.
Hov. Father Buckley of Norfolk linn
returned from O'Neill where on Wed
nesday ho attended the dedication ser
vices of the magnificent , now St. Pat
rick's church , just completed at a
cost of $ ' 10,000. Dtohop Scannell of
Oinuliii officiated at the ceremony.
Hlshop ICeano of Cheyenne , Wyoni. ,
preached the evening sermon and
Bishop Oarrlgan of Sioux City cele
brated the pontifical high mass after
the dedication ceremony.
Father Cassldy , who has been pas
tor of the O'Neill church more than
twenty-four years , IH greatly loved by
the pcoplo of that community , who are
proud of his achievement In building
the now church.
Father W. J. O'Snlllvan , pastor for
the past two years , Is also highly es
teemed In O'Neill.
Former United States Senator Thomas
mas Keorns of Utah , now a millionaire
miner , who walked out of O'Neill years 1
ago onrouto west , was present. His 1
gift was $5,000.
A Splendid Mualcnle.
Not n seat on the lower floor of the
Auditorium was available Friday night
when the curtain was rung up and the
Ileothoven Trio opened the first mini-
lor ) of the program of the advanced
music students of Professor Otto A.
Voget. All sixteen numbers on the
splendid program were carried out
superbly and all were heartily np
plaudcd by the largo audience of both
out-of-town and Norfolk music loving
Among the out-of-town people who
took part in the program with great
credit were : Miss Mary Mellor ,
Wayne ; Miss Bcnlrlco Miller , llattlo
Crook ; Miss Pearl Hughes , Wayne ;
Miss Mablo nrechler , Battle Creek ;
Miss Myrtlco Uralnard , Onkdale ; Miss
Joan Prceco , Battle Creek ; Simon
Uoblnovitch , Wayne ; Miss Erna Vo-
got , Wayne.
Among the out-of-town guests wore :
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnes , Mr. and
Mrs. II. Miller , Uuth Miller , Father
Thomas Walsh , T. D. Preece , Mrs
Proece , Miss Hicknmn , Mr. and Mrs
Brcchler , Misses Jean Preece , Beat
rice Miller , M.ibol Brcchler , Lenora
Hans , Mr. and Mrs. Kreldler , all of
Battle Creek ; Miss Lot Chapln , B
Miller. L , Uoblnovitch , Misses Prescott
cott , Mrs. Collins , all of Winslde ; Miss
Erna Voget , . Miss Pauline Vogot , Mrs
John Kate , Miss Dorothy Rlvel , Miss
Pearl Hughes , Miss Mary Mellor , Mrs
Robert Mellor , Otto Voget , sr. , Master
Krnest Voget , of Wayne ; Mrs. C. H
Uralnard , Oakdale ; Miss Myrtlco
Bralnard , Oakdale.
The feature of the evening was the
closing number on the program , "Hop
March , " played on twelve violins , two
cellos and piano. Those who took par
In this were : Solo violins , Miss Ma
rlon Gow , Miss Beatrice Miller ; cello
Miss Huth Beebo , Miss Erna Voget
violins Miss Jean Preece , Miss Le
nora Hans , Miss Myrtle Bralnard
Miss Tot Chapln , Miss Abble Craven ,
Master Dale Stuckey , Master George ;
Berner , Simon Rnbinovilch , B. Miller ,
Thco Mueller. Piano , Miss Elsie Gal-
The solos were received with much :
applause. Miss Elsie Gatenby , Miss
Lois Logan , Miss Clara Berner , Miss
Mabel Brechler of Battle Creek , Miss
Pearl Hughes of Wayne. Miss Mary
Odlorne and Miss Mary Mellor of
Wayne were among those who ren
dered piano solos , while Miss CO
Miller of Battle Crock , Miss CO
Braln'ard. Oakdale , Miss Marlon Gow ,
Norfolk , Miss Jean Preece , Battle ;
Creek , gave violin solos.
The violin duet from Elgar by Miss
Abble Craven and Master Dale
Stuckey was well received. Professor
Voget , after his violin solo , gave a
piano solo , "Valso Brlllante" and "Pan-
ceo Joyeuse" of his own composition.
All the students represented from the
fourth to eighth grades.
The Farmer of England.
York , England. Sept. iC. Special to
The News : When ready to leave
Brussels I found I could reach Eng : -
land about as quickly to go by way
of Holland. This ? gave mo an oppor
tunity to see a little of the life of
the sturd.v ieoplo of that country , with
their canals and boat life ; their Im
mense trade with other countries ; and ,
their great production of tulips and
other bulbs. A persistent people are
these Hollanders , no task appear
ing difficult to them. They fear not
even to attack the forces of nature ,
and thus far In every battle they have
been the victors. Their idol is "Indus
try , " even their art , which is second
to no other , being but the representa
tion of their industrial life.
One finds n wider difference be
tween the rural and urban life of all
Europe than prevails In the United
States , and In no country Is it so no
ticeable as in England. In England
It Is not a social difference , but rather
a sentimental one instead. Upon these
continent the difference Is mostly so
clnl , while here the country people
according to the rule of caste hero ) In
force stand higher than those of the
cities , too high in fact , for their fu
ture good , as wo shall see later. The
country folk of England look upon
the people of our country as being >
the best and brightest In the world
while the official class of the cities a
regard us with contempt.
The Westminster Gazette and ether
or papers of that class speak of the
> nnkecs wIUi a sneer , which at me ?
In nothing If not contemptible , while
the agricultural and country press
are holding UH up before their rend
ers as models for thorn to pattern af
Land Cheap In England ,
Except a few places along the const
which Is boggy , and a few doltan of
the larger rivers , what little soil there
IH In England lies upon chalk or flint.
This gives the English farmer a poor
soil , but by good farming he manages
to make It produce more than the for-
tile HoIlH of NobniHkn. In Hplto of the
thin soil , the general appearance of
the country IH mighty pleasing to the
eye. It IH a country of parks In which
one finds thousands of stately oaks ,
and elms , and sycamores , some of
which appear to have been growing
for hundreds of years. The roads are
leal , both for traffic and cycling , al
vays bordered upon either sldo with
veil trimmed hedge of hawthorne , lo-
ust or olive. The road bed Is ma-
adam In structure , built and maintain
d by experts as In France. The
elds are partitioned with hedge , too ,
mil In these fields can be seen live
lock , the blood of which Is the foun
dation of all good stock throughout
he civilized world. Without this stock
ho British farmer would bo bankrupt ,
or he Is nearly so with It. I am go
tig to surprise the farmer readers
> f The News , by tolling them that
and1 is cheaper In England than It Is
iround Norfolk. The best farm Inn
England can bo bought for $100 per
acre and there are thousands of farms
tore lo be had al $50 lo $70 per acre ,
uid no buyers. The Improvement
ipon Ihese farms In many Inslnnces
nivo cost $200 per acre. Last Friday
n the county of Suffolk , one of Eng-
ami's best counties , a farm of 1,000 )
icrcs was sold at a foreclosure sale ,
uid It brought only $22,500 , scarcely
15 percent of the cost of the Improve-
neiits. There are two causes for
; hls , the one being outrageous taxes ,
: he other too much tomfoolery. When
the farmer should bo In the field or
attend to his business , you are more
likely to find him riding his hunter
behind the hounds. The English 1
farmer has Inherited a large fund of
nonsense , dogs , % guns , hunters , polo
and other such things , and all togeth-
or , It soon means bankruptcy.
But for all this the British farmer
Is a great characler. His love of
honesty and fair play Is a mailer of
history. His Intelligence is great , of
Its kind. Ho Is slow to understand ,
yet a great thinker. His theory of
agriculture Is the best of which we
know , but his time Is so taken up
with nonsense that he has no time
loft to put it Into practice. It was ho
who made animal husbandry a science ,
but now he is the pupil. Nebraska
during her half century's existence as
a state has done more for agriculture ,
than England in her 2,000 years. The
farms here are large , some up to sev
eral thousand acres. Help Is cheap.
Farm help can be had for $2.40 per
week , yet It costs the British farmer
more for labor than It does the N
braska farmer who pays three or four
times as much. Friday I saw nine
men hauling out manure at one farm.
Two men in Nebraska with a spreader
would do more than the nine. It is
not so much the wages one pays , as
it is the amount of labor you get for
that wage. All workmen here are
slow , which makes labor come high in
spite of the seemingly low wage.
But there Is some hope for the Brit-
sh farmer , for ho Is sufllciently Intelll
gent to see where he is at , and ho Is
iloing his best , after a fashion , to bet
tor his condition. A few days before
leaving Belgium I wrote Fred Smith ,
secretary of the Suffolk Horse society ,
at Woodbridge , that I would be at
the service of the society on Satur
day. Mr. Smith had a sale booked for
that date , but he planned for three
meetings for the day , one at his town
for 10:30 : In the morning , another for
6 p. in. at the close of the sale , am
the third at the home of the president
of the society , Sir Arthur Leedam , a
Fromllngham. These meetings were
attended by a total of 1,600 farmers ,
all eager to learn of American pro
gress In their chosen calling. When
told them If they desired to keep
pace with the Americans they must
follow the plow more and the hounds
less , and be seen at their stock barns
more often than the race track and
cockpit , they were greatly pleased and
ready enough to admit that It was
these things which had made their
business a failure.
This farm sale was an interesting
thing , and all the more Interesting
igbecause it was held at Boulge Hall , a
place so famous In the history and lit ,
erernture of England , and the place
whore the renowned Fitzgerald lies
burled. This estate is now owned by
ImEaton White , M. P. , for the southeast
Suffolk district , and the sale was the it
Mid ' of a farm tenancy of forty-nine
rears. Here they charge an admis
iion of sixty cents to be permitted ilsto
attend a farm sale , but this entitles '
one to a ticket to an elegant six-
course luncheon. Horses , cattle , hogs >
and sheep , all of pure breeding were
sold , together with machinery of all
kinds. Among the things sold was an
American binder , two mowers , a disc
drill , hayrako and a few smaller
things. These were sold In competi
tion with like machinery of English
make , and It was very pleasing to mete
to note that in every Instance the
American goods were bid off at the
higher price , and in talking with the
buyers they were a unit In saying they
preferred the American machines.
Some yearling steers sold for $02
per head , while the breed stock all
sold well. Lambs went to $ CO , and
weaning colts to $480. The auctioneer
does his work In nn easy manner , do
Ing no talking to speak or and only
recording the bids.
I regarded him i as
poor salesman , but the breeders
present told me he was the best In
eastern England. This made it easy
for me to imagine that If
our own >
Tim Preece had been there , the farm-
or would have had more money at'
Living IR much cheaper here than
In America , everything needed for the
house being below the price at home ,
, This Is even true of American goods
nold ' here. Cuts from the best corn
fed ' . Nebraska steers retail hero nt a
hilling a pound (21 ( cents ) , and the
same cuts retail at 115 cents in Chi
cago. The world's wheat market Is
Liverpool , because It Is the highest
j priced market , and yet bread can bo
bought ' here at 75 percent of the Nor-j
folk . price. Farm machinery , sowing
machines , lawn mowern and hundreds
of , things . from the United States can'
)0. ) bought . ' here all the way from 50
to 75 ' percent of the homo price. This
. makes ' a bad showing , and Is not like3
ly to ' help the position taken by the
"Big . Business" of America.
In cities of 50,000 to 100,000 house
rent . Is cheaper than In small towns
at ' homo. ' Fuel Is only half of the
Norfolk price. Clothing is cheaper
here than any place I have been.
Taken all together It Is scarcely more
than 50 percent of the American price.
Every kind of food Is cheaper here
than at homo , that Is the retail price.
Meats are sold on foot above the
American price , but retail for less.
Not a very good showing for the
American packers. The best English
loins can be had in London for 30
cents , while the American loins of
equal quality , sell uniformly all over
England at 24 cents. The best Eng
lish butter retails at 28 cents , while
"margarine" ' sells at 24.
. . The railroad service is good , but
the . , . passenger tariff Is very high.
First class exceeds four cents per
mile all over England , except on In
ternational . tickets. Freight rates are
lower than with us , and the service
much , quicker and better.
No Schools Like Own.
. The . educational advantages of Eng-
and are mighty poor. As wo under
stand ! * ' the term , there is no system
lere ( at all. There are boys' schools
uid girls' schools , and night schools ,
uid . preparatory colleges for those
who \ can pay , but mighty little chance
for the poor people.1 In this connec
tion I wish to say a word for the boys
md girls of Norfolk , for they know
iot as yet , the greatness of the coun
try In which they live. With them
ill the avenues leading up to a high
ly useful life are open , while here
: > nly a few of the more fortunate
toys and girls are given an opportun
ity to prepare for a life worth living.
Aside from Oxford there are scarcely
dozen schools In England the equal
of the Norfolk high school , and what
Is oven better , It Is free to all. Is It
little wonder that Norfolk has the ma
terial for a hundred kings , and that
every home is ruled by "Mother , "
the uncrowned queen of America ?
If one likes old things , It Is here
ho can find It , and he can be favored
with any age he desires. At Bath ,
near Bristol , they are still using the
baths built by the Romans 1900 years ,
ago. They have been repaired nt
times , but the same old buildings are
now in use. In Norwich , and Ipswich
and a score of places buildings are in
use that were built around 1,000 years
ago , and some of them are fairly good
yet. Even the people are old in their
manner and questions. In Suffolk n
woman one of those unappropriated
blessings some 40 summers young-
asked me if the men in America still
bought their wives with tobacco or
other products. Not wishing to com
promise any of my friends at home I
took the responsibility wholly upon
myself , and replied by saying that I
knew of ONE who had not.
All England is closed on Sundays.
Even hotels must have a special Sun
day license to receive visitors upon >
that day. The street cars are run only
to take people to and from church.
Every division of every railroad has h.m
time schedule entirely different from
tlio week day schedule. No cabs or
porters meet you at trains on Sun
day In any of the county towns , and
everyone appears interested in the
enforcement of every law.
G. L. Carlson.
Don't Waste Tlmo and Effort.
Old ways of housecleanlng are tire
some and take mucn unnecessary ef
fort. Your time and strength re
worth a good deal. Save them nd
look Inlo Ibis more satisfactory way.
Forget that old and ancient melhods
exist Gel Ihe all-round , handy cleans
er that has saved hours of work and
lots of worry for the women of loday.
Old Dutch Cleanser is Iho short and
easy route to simplified housecleanlng.
See how much easier It makes your
work. Old Dutch Cleanser scrubs all
kinds of floors and painted Is ;
scours all sorts of metal and enani-
eled surfaces and polishes thorn , ino ;
l cleans everything thoroughly and
quickly. * ' No acids , caustics , alkali or
grit in it. It means relief from hard
work and lots of satisfaction.
Fifty-fourth Annual Assembly of Ne >
braska to be Held Here.
The llfty-fourth annual assembly of
the Nebraska Congregational confer
ence will bo held with the First Con
gregational church in Norfolk , October
31 to November 3. Men prominent In
church work throughout the United
States will bo present. Following Is
the program : nt
Monday , October 31.
8:00 : Musical program , choir of the
First church , Norfolk.
Welcome , Hon. S. S. Cotton , Norfolk. Is
Response , Rev. W. L. Dlbblo , Colum
Special music , Ruth E. Harding ,
Scripture and prayer.
Association sermon , Rov. F. T.
Rouse , D. D. , Omaha First church.
Communion service , Rev. G. W. Gallagher - P
lagher , Plalnvlew , and George A. Conc
rad , Norfolk Second church. I t (
Introduction of program. c
' Tuesday , November 1.
9:00 : ( Organization null business.
10:00 : ; Devotional hour , "Studios In
the Letters I of St. John. " Prea. O. S.
Davis , D. D. , Chicago theological semi
I 11:00 : : Moderator's address , O. M.
Needham , csq. , Albion.
Accomplishments and encourage-
2:00 : Report of board of directors.
' 2:15 : Report of advisory board.
| 2:30 : ! Report on education.
2:45 : < Report on Bible schools ,
can'l ' ( \ : Report on Chicago theological
3:10 : Report on ministerial relief.
3:20 : Report on church federation.
3:30 : Report of anti-saloon league.
3:40 : Report of national council.
4:15 : Symposium , "The Good and
the Bad In Modern Evangelism. "
Leader , Rev. S. H. Buell , Grand Is
7:00 ; Informal reception to guests
of the conference at the parsonage.
8:00 : Musical service , Doane con-
Si ; 30 Address , "Congregational Fel
low ship. " Rev. M. J. Shlpherd. D. U. ,
Lincoln ] First church.
Wednesday , November 2.
9:00 : Business.
10:00 : Devotional hour , "Studies In
the Letters of St. John. " Pros. O. S.
Davis , D. D. , Chicago.
11:00 : Memorial tributes , Supt. S.
I. Hanford , Lincoln.
11:15 : Symposium , "Tho Spiritual
Life and Modern Conditions. " Leader ,
Rov. O. D. Moon , David City.
Annual meeting Nebraska Homo
2:00 : Devotional , Rev. J. P. Clyde.
2:15 : Report of directors by the secretary
rotary , Rev. J. H. Andress.
2:30 : Report of the treasurer , Rev ,
S. I. Hanford.
2:40 : The work of the pastor-at
large , J. S. Dick.
2:55 : The general missionary's
work , Rev. N. L. Packard.
3:10 : Report of the state superln
tendent , Rev. S. I. Hanford.
3:30 : The work of the W. H. M. U.
.Mrs. C. A. Jncquith.
3:40 : Address , "Missions Among the
Sand-hills , " Rev. W. D. King.
Discussion , led by W. H. Russell and
F. H. Chickering.
4:05 : Address , "The Business Side
of Home Missions. "
4:30 : Election of officers.
5:00 : Adjournment.
Men's missionary conference , In the
charge of Secretary L. O. Balrd , D. D. ,
C:00 : Forward movement men's
8:00 : "Pearls Which Appeal. " Rev.
H. P. Douglass , D. D. , New York. Rev.
W. G. Puddefoot , Indianapolis. Rev.
J. P. Jones , D. D. , India.
Thursday , November 3. I
9:00 : Closing business session.
10:00 : Devotional hour , "Studies In
the Letters of St. John. " Pros. O. S.
Davis , D. D. , Chicago.
11:00 : Symposium , "Systemalizing
Church Finances. " Leader , F. H.
Chickering , Omaha.
A battery of pointed papers on prac
2:00 : "Stopping the Leaks Between
Bible School and Church. " Rev. J. P.
Clyde , Omaha Plymouth church.
2:30 : "Family Religion The Chris ,
tian Uses of the Home. " Rev. W. L.
Dibble , Columbus.
3:00 : "The Place of the Church
Among Christian Institutions. " Rev.
G. B. Wilder , Hastings. "
3:30 : "How to Develop the Spnll m
Reverence and Worship. ( lev. d .1
Beach , Nellgh.
5:00 : "Bringing up the Male Re-
serves. " Rev. J. A. Jenkins , Omaha ,
St. Mary's church.
4:30 : Half hour for odds and ends.
8:00 : Musical service , choir of First
church , Norfolk. sth
8:30 : Address , "What the Church
Demands of the Layman. " Rev. A.
C. Townsend , Albion. :
9:00 : Address , "What the Church )
Demands of the Minister. " C. C. Shel
don , Columbus.
9:30 : Parting words. of
Hunting In California.
W. J. Stadelman Writes of Exciting ca
Experiences There. cao
A number of Norfolk hunters have ab
received n letter from W. J. Stadel- aba
man of Santa Monica , Calif. , In which
ho tells of hunting conditions there as
Santa Monica , Calif. , Oct. L On
account of the extraordinary oxperl
ence that I had this morning I am
compelled to keep my promise and let
you all hear from me. It Is the first
October and the season is open in
California for shooting quail , plover ,
ducks , etc. Conditions , of course , In
this country are entirely different than
homo and one must acquaint him
self with the habits of the sportsmei :
the territory where one lives. All on
the duck grounds are controlled by
shooting clubs and the open shooting
very limited. These clubs arc in
some instances quite extravagant nf
fairs , as the Initiation fee runs all the
way from $100 to $8,000 , and the dues
from $40 to $200 per year. The $8,000
club owns hundreds of acres of val
unblo land and the membership Is Urn
ited to twenty-live , consisting of th
plutocrats of southern California. thAl
clubs have club houses with a care
taker , and each member is assigned t
certain day or days of the week tU
which to shoot. For Instance , you
may bo assigned Mondays and Fridays
of each month , and you are compelled
to confine yourself to these clays unto
less Borne other member does not go
on the day assigned to him and ho
ets you shoot In his place. You go
o the groumlH the night before , your
neal and sleeping quarters are well
irovlded and you shoot under the illS
rcctlon of a captain , who assigns the
jllnds by drawing lots. Your decoys j
ire sot i by the caretaker the night bo- '
fore , you are called before daylight , '
; lvei breakfast and escorted to your
losltlon. Blinds are provided with '
stool and a bench for shells. No one
s allowed ! to retrieve game until given
permission : ) by the captain , then nil
cave their blinds at the same time ,
In this manner no ono dlsturbes the
High Tlio shooting IH great and the
limit twenty is nearly always got
ten. I of course do not belong to any
club Had an application In but learn
ed that the share was sold to the high
est bidder 1 of applicants that had been
liassed on and my bid was not accept
ed , so I am now what Is known as n
poacher , and have to take my chances
with the herd that Is kept on the out
side of the grounds and only get to
shoo at the birds that leave one lo
cation for another. There Is ono place
that the four sections are all preserves -
serves , and the Intersection of the road
Is a very highly prized position for
poachers. My experience this mornIng -
Ing , however , beat anything that I
have ever seen or heard of. I took n
street car to the hunting grounds
which are located about three miles
Iron where I live. Had to walk about
ten blocks through nn alley known ns
a speedway for automobiles. Both
sides of this alloy are built up with
summer cottages , one-half block frou
the ocean , at the end of which Is the
city limits. From this point on Is the
beach of the ocean and shooting is al
lowed. All the way down the alley I
was passed by hunters , consisting of
men , women and children , afoot , on
motorcycles , automobiles , In wagons ,
horseback , pushing baby buggies , and
every old way hunters going for the
opening shoot. I located myself on n
pllo of sand behind some brush and
waited for daylight. When this time
came I could distinguish hundreds of
moving objects in every direction , and
soon the shooting started in the pre
Such n bombardment you never
heard unless you have experienced
the same thing. Presently I could see
thousands of seagulls rising and com
ing towards us going to sen. These
tiirds one is not allowed to shoot. A
little later , however , I could occasion
ally see a bunch of ducks , all the time
guns cracking continuously , and pres
ently the flight started our way.
Every bird that passed out was shot
nt from one to fifty times by several
hundred hunters. After about an hour
of cannonading there came a second
flight of birds , consisting of curlew ,
bull snipe and some other species that
am not familiar with. These got the
same treatment that the ducks got ,
and at about 8 o'clock all was over
and everybody went home. I got five
birds in the lambasting and was well
satisfied with the trip. Went home ,
changed my clothes and was at work a
by 10 o'clock. So much for the ducks.
The quail season Is also open , and
expect to go some day this week.
However , I have been out twice al
ready on a locating trip and think I
can find some. This shooting is also to
different from the Nebraska quail
shooting , as the birds are in the moun
tains , which are about one mile from
out house. The underbrush Is very
heavy and you shoot without a dog ,
and : these birds are given to running
and will not lay well. They are In
coveys of from forty to sometimes sev
eral hundred , and they get up when
flushed on all sides , and you have to
stand with one foot close to your neck ,
or twisted out of shape on account of
the mountain rocks and brush.
The deer hunting is also great. The
Elks club here has several deer hunters
era , and I have had venison twice. In
fad , there have been eighteen bucks
roughl in by Sanla Monica hunlers
his year. One of Ihese was killed
wllhln Ihree miles of our house.
I 1 could go on Indefinitely relating
lit great sport that exists here. Deep
et fishing can be had within five mln i
lies' walk from my office , nnd you
on't have lo take fishing tackle , as It
an : bo rented on the pier. Where Ite Ite lee
Ish bait Is also to bo had at the same ,
lfm , and ono asks for Iho kind of
mil that Is suitable for the fish lie
vlslies to catch , and no ono ever
eaves the pier without a basket fill
llsh of some kind. Launches arc
ilso obtainable to go out In the ocean in .
vlUI , which are provided with tackle <
uid bait. Deep sea rock bass are '
caught with light tackle. They weigh
overal hundred pounds and it takes _
about nn hour of good work on the
mrt of the fisherman to make a lami get
ng , and then the gaff Is used.
Wilson Gets a New Trial. hoi
Lincoln , Oct. 24. The death sentence ed
tence of George Wilson of Brown ' Its
county is reversed by the supreme she
court and tbo case remanded for anew ho
now trial. Wilson was convicted of
the crime of murder In the first de- :
sree. The person alleged to have > j an
been killed was Jacob Davis , jr. , ind ( ea
the crime was alleged to have been it
committed In Alnsworth. Davis was tn
brutally murdered near his own door I ' se
the night of December 27 , 1909. ) j
There was Indication that ho had boon sh
robbed. Ho was struck on the head i hr
and the skull fractured and shot s\\ \
through the head. Davis was never nil
restored to consciousness and died to
within a few hours after receiving his on
Injuries , or
The question of Wilson's connection
with tlio crime was based on clrcuinsii
stantlnl evidence alone. Tlio prosotr
cutlou offered testimony to provo that to
the accused had deserted from the be
United States army a short time becr
fore the murder. The supreme court w
holds that It was error to allow this
proof by the state.
Tin pio.socutlon proHontod evidence
to show that the accused was n mar *
r'i'd ' man , that his wife resided In
South Dakota and after coming to this
state he had agreed to marry another
woman. The prosecution caused the
wife of the accused to como from
South < Dakota to tnko her place within
the bar during the trial , and procured
a witness to point her out to tlio Jury.
boThis Is bold improper practice. The
attorney for the prosecution , In IIH !
speech to the jury said : "If this Jury
find tills defendant guilty and do not
bring In a verdict recommending the
deal ) penalty , no member of this jury j
need come to me and apologize * , or to
apologize to any member of the mull-
once " This Is hold by the supreme
court such n gross violation of the
rules of argument ns to require the
A GIRL'S RAPID RISE.
How Miss Nellie Walters Weni From
Ranch to a Stellar Role.
From n ranch In Montana to a lead
ing role In n metropolitan musical
production sounds like a big Jump. ,
The more thought of U Is enough lo
set nwhlrl the head of any ambitious
young girl. In "The Flower of the
Ranch" company , a musical-comedy
which ran nt the Garrlck theater , In
Chicago , 200 nights , and Is to visit
this city soon , is llttlo Nolllo Wallers ,
and the part she fills Is the most Im
portant In the play.
Two years ago she was n lltllo 17-
year-old girl attending school at Bil
lings , Mont. Her father , n ranch own
er In the southeastern part of the
state , made annual visits to Chicago
In the Interests of the slock market.
It was during one of the visits that
Miss Wallers , accompanying her fa
ther , became acqualnled with Miss Ma
bel Bnrrlson , who at that time was
playing the part of "Flower" in "Tho
Flower of the Ranch. " As the ac
quaintanceship became stronger , Miss
Barrlson became nttracled by the
young woman's beauty , intelligence
and refinement , and approached her
father to allow her to enter the pro
fession. At the parent's approval , Miss
Garrison saw her manager nnd there
was room made for her In tlio chorus ,
where she developed Into a graceful 1
dancer. It was not long thereafler
Hint the understudy role of "Flower"
was entrusled to her , and when Miss
Bnrrlson left the company to enter
vaudeville , Miss Wallers was assign
ed this most important role. From
her first performance she proved a
decided success , not only In her
dances , but she cnptlvated the audi
ence with her grace , magnetism nnd
; lngery dash throughout the play.
Miss Walters will be seen ns "Flower"
in "The Flower of the Ranch" when
that attraclion visits this city next
COULDN'T PLEAD GUILTY.
Justice Elseley Refuses to Accept a
Plea From George Wheeler.
For the first time In many years
Justice C. F. Elseley refused to ac
cept the charge of gullly and collect
fine on that plen when George ?
Wheeler rushed Into his office and '
declared he was guilty of hitting Tom a
Cantwell and wanted to pay the fine
After an argument Wheeler is said
have hit Cantwell on the chin and
over the cheek. Cantwell started for
the police Judge's ofllce followed by If
Wheeler and about ten people , who
were anxious to see the outcome of
the argument. While talking to the
fire driver nt the police station the
crowd was left behind by Wheeler who
made his way to Justice Eisoley's of-
flee and pleaded guilty. Ho had no in
sooner done this than Mr. Cantwell
and the other men came Into the room
and for a while it looked like a rough
"I can't do anything for you now , " is
sold the judge. "You will have to
come in later. " And with that he or
dered everyone out of the court room
and , locking the door , went homo. The
principles soomcd satisfied.
KINDNESS A DIVORCE CAUSE.
New Reason for Separation Given by ' '
Mrs. Ida M. Gibson. I
New York , Ocl. 24. Husbands are I ; ca
kind to their wives. That is the .
reason . so many women are being
driven Into the divorce courts. "
Such is tlio paradoxical opinion
which Mrs. Ida McGlone Gibson ex
pressed In a current magazine.
' , . me
'American homes are1 Ihe bapplesl
the world , " commented Mrs. Sofia j1 ' so
Loeblnger , editor of the H'of
j. I A.'i
Suffragette and leader of the ltIA.'s
advocates of votes for women. of
"The fact that anyone in tlio United thr
Slales with tal
a legitimate grievance can
a divorce proves that the great Oil
majority who stay married are happy.'m '
Also , the majority of American y.o - jas
men are devoted to their homes , and 'ov '
housekeeping Is not such a compllcat- the
science that a girl cannot mnsler
rudiments In a few weeks , oven If the
becomes a wife without knowing
how to make a cup of tea.
"Tho trouble with many women Isle
that they consider whatever they do :
the most Important things on . full
earth. I agree with Mrs. Gibson thai
would be a good thing if mothers
trained their daughters to a greater red
sense : of responsibility.
"Tho business manager of a homo
should have a fixed housekeeping nl-
lowanco , and more Important still , he ftl1
\ ! SS
exec - to
FOR A DANCING GIRL.
King Manuel Threw His Portuguese *
Crown nt the Chorus Maiden.
Berlin , Oct. 24.A ( Ionium girl In
a Japanese dance has knocked tlio
Portuguese crown Int/i the mud.
The Hlron 111 the enm > Is Mllo. ( Inby
DcsllH. ] | Her dancing of tlio "jlu-Jltsu
waltz" won the fancy of young King
Manuel | , of Portugal. Then began n
dance' of destiny , whom1 climax IH the
ousting , | of the youthful monarch from
his | ( | throne. t It IH the latent of countless -
less | Instances where a sovereign baa
tossed ) away a crown fur the love of u
Mile. | , Deslls made a sensation In Berlin
un and | ( Paris by her Jiimncno | danc
ing. ( Manuel , on a pleasure trip tit
the ( | French | capital , saw the girl ami
promptly | | went mad over her , Ho
brought | ( ) her to Lisbon and was soon
everywhere In public with hor.
That hy Itself might have done no
great harm In his subject eyes , but
ho proceeded to heap rich prcHonts
upon her , lo load her with Jewels and
to buy everything her fickle fancy hap
pened to crave. Times were hard.
People were clamoring for work. Hun-
per wan more than a mere name In
Portugal. When Htarvlng men and
women behold the klng'H sweetheart
ablaze with dlamomlH whoso price was
wrung from the state nnd whose equiv
alent in food might have saved many
a life , trouble sol In.
The nation murmured. The king :
was deaf lo Ihe growing voice of com
plaint and spent more and more of
the money on Mile. Deslls. Ills Indif
ference was nothing new In tlio his
tory of rulers.
Manuel , unluckily for his short
sighted young self , was living in a
later cenlury. Members of the bunk-
nipt nation did not enjoy seeing jew
els worth half a million dollars given
by a king to a foreign dancer. That
is the amount Manuel is said to have
spent on Mllo. Deslls' adornment.
People , too , who hail been turned
out into Ihe slreets to starve , growled
when they heard n huge suite of rooms
in the royal palace had been assigned
lo the jiu-jitsu girl. Sticklers for
morality and etiquette were shocked
to learn that Mllo. Deslls accom
panied Manuel on his travels.
But Manuel continued to perform
the world-old kingly feat of dancing
on a : volcano rim. Ills favorite holi
day resorl was Paris. There , so riot
ously gay was he Unit the French po
lice wore forced to lake him in low
and lo close various famous local resorts
sort whenever ho was in Iho city.
The young king's ministers tried to
gloss over his antics , meeting the pub
lie's protesls with assurances llmt
this was n last bachelor "fling" and
that presently Manuel would marry
and setlle down Inlo a paragon of roy
The excuse did not serve. Manuel
continued lo spend most of his limo
will Mile. Deslis , shutting his ears lo
all complaints. try t As in the case of Hen
ry III. ! of France and oilier royalties
of Ihe t same ideas , the "fling" lasted
just a trifle longer than did Ihe sere
trie- - patience of Ihe people. Manuel
awoke lo find himself kicked off his
throne nnd to know he had thrown
away . a kingly career at the feet of
WRAPPED IN A MILE OF SILK.
New York , Oct. 24. Last year It
was the 500-butlon gown. This year
the spool gown is the latest fashion.
you are a woman you will think
tlio spool gown is the most atlraclivo
style of all ; if you are n man and
you have been congrnlnlating yourself
deposition of the 500-butlon frock
you will gasp when obliged to lake
twenty minutes to wind your wife up
the spool dress.
The spool gown derives its name
from its belt , which Is nothing more
nor less than a mile of silk which is
wound about the figure after the frock
No , the spool dress Is not Import
. For the Ladies' Tailors' associa
tion has decided to boycolt the Euro-
pcan fashions and Paris Is pouting
over the opening of the Third Nation
Style Show nt the Hotel Astor lo-
day. Already Ihe president of the as
sociation , has reported three wails by
wireless from France because A inert-
has invented the flrsl official nero-
plane costume , the suffragelte dress
and the spool gown , to say nothing of
197 specimens of evening gowns and
tailored suits displayed at the exhl-
"American styles for American wo-
men" is the slogan of the L. T. A. ,
the frocks shown haven't a pinch
Paris about them. It is the L. T.
. ' aim to engender a proper spirit
patriotism in their customers.
through their clothe ? . As a woman
tailor put it , "Wo never will bo thor
oughly ) American until the women
have renounced the idea that French
fashions are the only ones worth fol-
lowing , and have cast off the yoke of
Imported gown. "
Judging from the suffragette frock
women will be casting olT not only
yokes , but petticoats as well , for this
newest creation Is innocent of ruffles.
pleats , tucks and all feminine frills.
The trousers yes , real trousers are
, about a yard wide , ( > aggy at the
knees and full of pockets. A plain
sack coat , an Alpine hat , castor gloves ,
tie and white shirtwaist complete
this frock of the future. ,
The aeroplane costume , of which
there are two specimens , Is service
able , for it can bo worn for motor
cars as well as flying machines. Ono
sample of the biplane dress Is of blue
cloth , made very much like the suf
fragette dress. Only the trousers but
up the sldo with Innuniorahlo
brown buttons , the waist Is attached
the trousers , and a little hood gath
ered with a brown leather drawing
string Is sewed on at the neck of the
A NOWH want nd