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Omaha Meat Prices Drop.
Omaha , Nov. 16. A drop of about
two cents a povnd In the prices of nil
fresh meats in the Omaha market , ac <
cording to the loading packers of
South Omaha , nnd n further decline
by January 1 of at least ilvo centa on
pork and other fresh meats Is predict-
cd. The prices of cured moats have
not been materially changed ,
Prices Fall on Dest Grade.
Chicago. Nov. 15. The prices of
beef and pork nru falling. Within tlio
Inst week the price of beef hats been
reduced 4 and 6 cents a pound by moat
The price of pork has declined about
3 cents from the prlco of 18 and 20
cents n week ngo , and wholesale meat
dealers say that mutton , veal and oth
er products of the packing houses will
tnko a downward turn within the next
row days.
"Prices of the llrst grades of beef
have been falling for about n week , "
ald Frank A. Froohllng. "They did
not go off all at once , but the packing
houses have boon coming down about' '
a half cent at a time until now the
prlco for prime beef Is between ! and
( Jo lower than It was last week at this
time , and the best grade of pork Is
from 2 to It cents lowor. This applies ,
of course , to the line roast beef nnd ,
steaks. For the ordinary quality Uie
prlco lias not tullon off , and I do not
think It will. "
Maine's Population.
Washington , Nov. 15. The popula
tion of the state of Malno Is 742,371 ,
according to the thirteenth census sta- j
tlstlco made public today. This Is an
Increase of 47,905 or 6.9 percent over j
691,446 In 1900. The increase from
1890 to 1900 was 33,390 or 5 percent.
First Division of American Battleship
Fleet Geta There.
Torquay , England , Nov. 15 , The
first division of the American battle-
flhlp fleet of sixteen vessels that will
make a two months' visiting cruise to
French and English ports In the Eng
lish channel , arrived today and an
chored five miles from Torquay. It Is
expected the division will proceed to
Portland haibor , Weymouth , on
Wednesday. The first division con
sists of the llagbliip Connecticut , Rear
Admiral Schroeder , commander-ln-
chief of the Atlantic fleet ; the Dela
ware , Michigan and the North Dakota.
The fourth division is reported ar
riving at Brest , France , today.
The second and third divisions wore
still at sea today.
Wanted to Meet Mexicans.
Hock Springs , Tex. , Nov. 15. As a
result of the report that n body of 300
armed Mexicans were marching upon
Uils town , cowboys and ranchmen
from the surrounding country armed
with rifles ami revolvers poured into ,
Rock Springs this morning. The.
ranch people of the section were so
anxious for a combat with the Mex
ican bang that it seemed probable they
would start on the march to meet the
alleged invaders.
English Parliament Meets.
London , Nov. 15. Parliament reas
sembled today , but in the absence of
Premier Asqmth the proceedings lack
ed the acute interest that had been
anticipated and the parliamentary
crisis was delayed until tomorrow. Dy
that time the premier will again have
seen King George and laid before his
majesty the decisions reached by the ,
cabinet at today's session , which was
unusually prolonged.
Too III to Stand Trial.
Franklin , Pa. , Nov. 15. Seven phy
sicians who examined former Con
gressman Joseph C. Sibley last night
reported to the court that he was in
no physical condition to stand the or
deal of an audit of his election ex
pense account of $42,500 and the hear
ing on the audit was therefore post
poned to May S , 1911.
B. & . M. Strike Vote On.
Galesburg. 111..Nov. 15. The gen
eral grievance co'minittee of the Chicago
cage , Durlfngton and Qulncy railroad
engineers at the meeting In Omaha
yesterday sustained the grand officers
for suspending negotiations with the
general managers of the Western
roads and the Mrlke vote Is now being
taken on the system.
Dr. DIshonQ Mentioned.
Dr. Dlshong of the Wntertown state
nospttal of Illinois , formerly first as
sistant at the Norfolk state hospital
for Insane , under Dr. G. A. Young In
Governor Sheldon's administration , is
ppoken of very favorably as a candi
date to succeed Superintendent Peel-
val at the Institution here. It is re
ported that Dr. Young strongly endorses -
dorses Dr. Dlshong for the position.
Dr. Dlshong Is expected in the city
next week.
L. J Gutzmer cf Columbus , who was
here Monday calling on friends , has
declared his candidacy for the position
of steward at the Norfolk hospital.
Mr Gutzmer 'vas for some years book
keeper at the institution , under both
Governor Sheldon and Governor Shal-
lenborger. Ho has filed his applica
tion for the position with Governor-
elect Aldrich.
J. A. Wiles , for many years an at
tendant , Is nlso a candidate for the
Royal Neighbors of America to Gather
In Norfolk Wednesday.
The first district meeting of the
Royal Neighbors will bo held at Nor
folk Wednesday in the afternoon and
evening at the Odd Fellows hall. A
special program will bo given in the i
afternoon. A largo class of candidates '
will bo adopted in the evening. The |
program :
Open doors from 1 to 2.
Call to order by Mrs. Kato Rom-
mlngton i , state supervising deputy ,
Omaha. <
Invocation , Rev. Mr. Klrkpatrlck ,
pastor ] Methodist Episcopal church ,
Norfolk. 1
Address of welcome , Mrs. Ella
Holmes , oracle of Woodbine camp ,
Norfolk. i . v
Rcsponso , Mra. Kato Remmlngton of
Response In behalf of supervising
deputies , Mlns Laura Holt , Omaha ,
Heading , Mrs. Charles Whoror , Nor
Piano solo , Mrs. Minor , Norfolk.
Closed doors.
Election of district officers.
School of Instruction. Instructors :
Mrs. Kato Hemmlngton , Miss Laura
Holt , both of Omaha.
Question box.
Piano solo , Mrs. John Cook.
Evening Call to order at 8 p. m.
Ritualistic work.
Class adoption.
Program committee , Mcsdamcs Cox ,
Clements and Fcarns.
W. F. Fllton of Pierce was here.
C. R. Witter of Wayne was here.
H. F. Harms of Pllger was In the
J. H. Hothwell of Verdel was In the
J. A. Wiles went to Omaha on bust
ness ,
F. A. Berry of Wnyno wns here on
P. W. McKlbben of Wnusn was in
the city.
L. B. Nicola was at ONelll transact
ing business.
E. Cunningham of Wayne was a vis
itor in the city.
Fred Hoggatt of Grand Island was
here on business.
Mrs. E. Deidenhall of Pierce was a
visitor in the rity.
C. B. Durland returned from a busi
ness trip to Plorco.
M. C. Hazen returned from a busi
ness trip to O'Neill.
R. C. Maloney of Meadow Grove was
a visitor In the city.
Burt Mapes went to Hartlngton to
attend district court.
Mrs. M. Stolllng of Butte was In the
city visiting with friends.
Sheriff C. S. Smith of Madison made
a brief business call here Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Stafford have
gone to Ornah.'i to visit with friends.
Misses Mayme and Lena Kreidler
of Fullerton were visitors in the city.
Walter Howe returned from a few
days' visit with friends nt Sioux City.
Miss Nelda Hans of Battle Creek
was In the city visiting with Mrs. Gus
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Williams of
South Omaha have come back to Nor
folk to live.
Mrs. A. A. Corkle of Ornnhn , former
ly Miss Mnyrno Ward of this city , was
here spending a few days with rela-
Jnmes ( "Kid" ) West has gone to
Omaha , where he hns nccepted n posi
tion with the Burlington railroad com
Mrs. P. J. Lancaster , mother of Man-
nger Arthur Lanrnster of the Western
Union Telegraph compnny , and Mrs.
Agnes Weight , an aunt , of New York
City , returned to Kearney , Neb. , Mrs.
Lancaster's home , after a visit here.
Charles Schrnm is reported very ill.
Mrs. A. B. Baldwin is reported very
Born , to Mr. nnd Mrs. C. M. Tnylor ,
n daughter.
Frank Cnrrlck hns resigned his po
sition ns foreman at the electric light
William P. Fischer , a mechanic in
the employ of the Northwestern at
the Junction , hns received word of the ,
death of his father at Buffalo , N. Y.
Miss Metta Aaron , daughter of Rev.
Mr. Aaron of the Hosklns Lutheran ;
church , has accepted a permanent po .
sition as cleric In the Heeler Bros , ,
City Attorney H. F. Barnhart has (
gone to Plerco where he is defending
with Atlorney O. S. Spillman in the
Ray Ascroft murder trial which Is now
being heard before Judge A. A. Welch.
F. W. Freeland of the postoffice
force Is enjoying a two weeks' vaca
tion leave. Alvln Bowman , who was
relieving B. W. Jonas , Is now relieving
Mr. Freelnnd , Mr. Jonas having re
The West Side Whist club will meet
with Mrs. Baum next Monday evening
Instead of Thursday , on account of f
the ntlractlon nt the Auditorium , "The
Honeymoon Trail , " which many of f
the whist club members wished to see.
Carpenters have just completed an \
addition to the renr of the C. S. Hayes
jewelry store. This new room will be
used for a storing and shipping room.
A partition has also been constructed [
In the store and will be used ns n i
pinno room.
While reports from New York nnd
I St. Joseph , Mo. , show n reduction In
ment prices by retnllers , the decrense
in the price of meat hns not yet reach
ed Norfolk. One retailer here declares
he paid more for meat this week than
ho did last week.
All hose companies of the Norfolk
lire department will meet at n joint
meeting nt the city hall Wednesday
night to discuss the good of the de-
J ' pertinent along the lines of better fel-
lowshlp and talk over now regulations
In regard to the bylaws.
Norfolk police arc looking for the
gambler and ball player from the
Black Hills country who "shot up" n
resort In the east portion of- the city
Saturday and was Inter nrrested at
Pllgor and then turned loose. He Is
said to have returned here.
Burt Davis hns an Injured knee cap
nnd Wllllnm Perdue hns an injured
, wrist as the result of falling over n
wire on Thirteenth street. Mr. Dnvle
wns riding a bicycle when ho struck
the wire and was thrown heavily to
1 the ground. Both injuries are slight
I A largo quantity of brick was laid
on Norfolk avenue yesterday. The
laying of the concrete base was also
rushed. The street now from Second
to Seventh la nut of danger from any
freezing , with only about one block
and a half more of concrete to bo laid.
The brick cnn bo Intd most nny time.
At n triootlriK of Damascus chapter ,
No. 25 , R. A. M. , held Monday evening
In the Masonic hall , the following of
ficers were elected : J. Sylvester Van
Matin , H. P. ; John J. Lynde , king ;
Gilbert Halvorstcln , scribe ; Louis C.
Mlttelstadt and G. T. Sprocher were
ro-clected treasurer and secretary re
spectively. The banquet which was
scheduled after the meeting was called
off on account of the light service be
ing shut off.
Peter Pllgor , brother of Mrs. Albert
Dognor of Norfolk and Adam Pllger
of Stanton , died at his farm home near
Plalnvlew at II o'clock Monday night
after a lingering Illness. Funeral ser
vices will be held from the home
Wednesday afternoon. The deceased
leaves a widow , four sons and two
daughters to mourn his loss.
Furtner trouble with the boiler at
the electric light plnnt loft Norfolk In
darkness again last night until 10:30. :
Picture shows and the Auditorium ,
where a play was booked , were put
out of business , the streets depending
on arc lights were dark and dwellings
having only electricity were illuminat
ed by candle or old fashioned oil
lamps , If lit at all. For an hour this
morning the electricity failed again ,
power service being out of commls
slon. Just previous to the shutting off
of the electricity , the city gas supply
failed for a short time , once again ex
amplifying the old belief that troubles
always come in a bunch.
John Poledna Very Sick. i
West Point. Neb. , Nov. 15. John
Poledna , a well known pioneer settler ,
living north of the city , Is lying dan
gerously ill at n hospital in Omaha
and grave fears are expressed for his
Mrs. Siewart Very III.
West Point. Neb. , Nov. 15. Mrs.
Siewert , an old-time resident of West
Point now residing at Bonesteel , S. D. ,
is reported to be very seriously ill nnd
not expected to recover. She is 85
years of age. She is the mother-In
law of William H. Kerkow , formerly
of Scrlbner.
Flelschauer Is In Asylum.
The News has locnted Helnrlch
Flelschnuer , the former Norfolk butch
i or who has Just fallen heir to a for
| tune of $150,000 In Germany. He is an
inmate of the Nebraska state insane
asylum at Lincoln.
I This fact was established by The
News Tuesday through a telegram to
. its correspondent at Lincoln. Inquiry
| at the asylum there confirmed the re
port that the man to whom riches
have fallen , is n patient In the hospital
for Insane.
I Flelschauer , it seems , was an inmate
of the Norfolk insane hospital when
that institution burned. He was trans
ferred to the Lincoln hospital and was
not returned. He had formerly been
an Inmate of the Mndlson county poor
C. H. Krahn of Norfolk remembered
the facts in the case and inquiry con
firmed his memory.
Alderman Gets Well.
West Point , Neb. , Nov. 15. The
West Point friends of Hon. F. D. Al
derman , former state representntive
from this county and now in business
at Lyons , are gratified at the news of
his recovery , which is almost com
plete , from a serious illness , during
which his life was despaired of.
Death of Mrs. Maria Weller.
I West Point , Neb. . Nov. 15. Special
to The News : News has reached the
city of the death In Chicago of Mrs.
Maria Weller , the aged mother ol
Nicholas Weller of West Point. The
deceased was a native of Germany and
was 66 years of age , forty-one years ol
which were spent in the west. She is
survived by five of her seven children
Mrs. Marie Gerlach of Nyman , 111. ;
Mrs. Cattierlne Cooper of Mokena , JH. ;
Miss Clara Grassky and Chris , of Or-
land , 111. , and Nicholas of this place.
Say Noble Still Lives.
Jackson , Ky. , Nov. 15. Reports that
"Bad Jake" Noble , slayer of Jailer
Turner of Breuthitt county , has been
killed by ofllcors could not be con-
firmed here and are generally denied
by the Breathitt county authorities.
The last heard from Noble was that
he had eluded the officers who were
trailing him.
j Convicted In Gene Case.
j Plattsmouth. Neb. , Nov. 15. The
Gene murder case went to the jury
last night at about 9 o'clock and this
morning at 8-30 they reported to the
court. They found Isador Sltzman and
Peter Keezer guilty of the murder of
Mike Gano as charged. They had It
in their power to hang them or send
them to the penitentiary for life. They
determined on the latter. As soon as
formal sentence is pronounced they
will begin serving their life sentence
in the penitentiary at Lincoln.
Old Sucar Factory Burns.
Fremont , Neb. , Nov. 15. Special to
The News : The last of the sugar fac
tory and Standard Cattle company
buildings at Leavitt were wiped out
early this morning by fire , loss $75-
000. An elevator and cattle sheds cov
ering five acres , a horse barn , 30,000
bushels of grain , and five freight cars
burned. The feed yards are the big
gest In the west. Johnson and Gra
ham are the principal losers. The
loss was half insured.
Two Kinds of Citizens.
Fremont Tribune : The election
seems to emphasize the idea that
there are two kinds of citizens in Ne
braska Ornahans and others. That
that city should have given the liquor
candidate a vote of two to one , while
the balance of the state voted nearly
40,000 the other way shows a pretty
distinct line of cleavage between the
two. Omaha was willing and anxious
o elevate the mayor to governorship.
This anxiety was In no wise dlinln-
shod by knowledge of the character of
the forces behind htm nor of the char
acteristic campaign to bo made. The
citizens elsewhere had a perspective
view of the situation and they were
: ho better judges. They demanded
ilghcr Ideals In the executive cer
tainly different Ideals. They were not
content to have the bar room vernacu-
ar made the "court Inngungo" for Ne
His New Home Revives Rumors of En
gagement to Mrs. McKlm.
Now York , Nov. 15.Alfred G. Van-
dcrbllt moved into the house at 11
East Sixty-second street that ho has
leased from his cousins , Mr. nnd Mrs.
Ernesto O. Fnbbrl. This set society
discussing anew the rumors regard
ing n mnrringo between Mrs. Smith
Holllns McKIrn nnd Mr. Vandorbllt.
These reports will not down , despite
Mrs. McKlrn's emphatic dcnlnl that
she was not married or engaged to Mr.
Since Mrs. McKlm's divorce from
the Baltimore doctor such a marriage
has been predicted , and society folk
doubt that Mr. Vanderbllt would take
n largo house for bachelor quarters.
They are expecting to see .Mrs. Mc
Klm , as Mrs. Vanderbllt , acting as hos
tess at the dinner which Mr. Vnndor-
bill will give in his now home No
vemher 9.
To Play Indoor Baseball.
Ainsworth Democrat : Will Hasty ,
who has Interested himself In the or
ganization of nn Indoor baseball team
In Ainsworth , announces that he has
everything moving along nicely and
expects to be able to play some time
next week. The necessary parapher
nalia was ordered , and arrived Thurs
day of this week , and a number of
our young men have signified a will
ingness to piny the game. Mr. Hasty
is desirous of organizing two teams , at
least , In order that we may have home
games at regular intervals , and It is
expected that a number of the nearby
towns will organize. This would afford
some excellent amusement for our
people during the winter months. In-
dor baseball is n healthy , clean and
exciting game. The seat of war in
this instance will be the auditorium.
Hurt on Bicycle.
Wnkelield Ropublicnn : Judge Mar
riott met with a painful accident on
Tuesdny night. He wns riding his
bicycle from his home to his store
when he rnn nt full speed into the rear
end of a lend of lumber. Ho wns
knocked from the machine and sus
tained a severe wound on his fore
head which required the services of a
physician to dress. Mr. Mnrriott saw
the team , which was tied to a hitching
post , but the glare of the street lights
kind of blinded him , so that he did not
see the pieces of lumber sticking out
into the street and ran Into if with
the above result.
Latta's Pledge.
Omaha Bee : It is supposed to be
understood that Congressman Lattu
has agreed not to run for the third
time. But it should also bo understood
that Congressman Latta reserves the
right to revise all ngreements.
To Bring Back the Third.
Fremont Tribune : The fact thnt
the Third congressionnl district ,
though one of the "wettest" portions
of the state , gave a majority for Aid-
rich for governor , shows how wide a
split there was between state and na
tional tickets , for Latta , democrat , car
ried the district by more than 7,000.
Mr. Latta had a superb organization ,
the best that money would buy , and
this doubtless counted for much. But
there was a measure of present dis
satisfaction with tariff legislation that
was also a fatter of Importance. Un
der all the circumstances , even though
Mr. Latta came through with an un
precedented \o\o \ , some strong man
may hope to win the place back for
the republicans two years hence. At
least this question will do to think
Why Wooclrow Wilson Shaved.
New York Tribune : As is well
known Woodrow Wilson has n clean
shaven face. But It was not always
thus. Once , when Dr. Wilson was a
young lawyer , pleading a cause in n
North Carolina court , he perceived
that his most attentive listener was
the sheriff of the county , who sat with
his feet on the stove and with his eyes
on the attorney. The young advocate
was greatly erirouraged by the inter
est manifested by so distinguished an
officer , and was encouraged to Increase
his efforts still further to enchain the
attention of thnt auditor. When ho
had finished his address with a round
ed period of plowing eloquence , he
stopped toward the sheriff to receive
his encomiums. It was n drendful
shock to htm when that official drawl
ed out : "Say. Wilson , do you know
that one of your sldo whiskers is
shorter than the other ? " The future
president of Princeton was so disgust
ed thnt ho shn\ed off his beard.
Our Next Governor.
Ornnhn Bee : Chester II. Aldrich
will be the next governor of Nebrnskn.
Aside from his proclaimed Intention to
favor a county option law ho will go
into office with no strings on him ex
cept those that bind him to the con
scientious and fearless performance of
public duty. Mr. Aldrich has been
chosen chief executive by an over
whelming vote , indicating the high de
gree of popular confidence which ho
commands , nnd It Is up to him to dem
onstrate by a clean , businesslike and
progressive administration looking to
ward the Intercuts of the whole state ,
without favoritism to any section or
any special interest , that he is worthy
of the high honor. We believe Ne
braska will not bo disappointed , and
that , unlike his democratic predecessor
ser , ho will make such a record thnt
ho will be accorded a second term by
a bigger majority than the llrst.
Democratic Possibilities.
Lincoln Journal : At least two nesv
presidential possibilities arc created
by Tuesday's elections. President
Woodrow Wilson of Princeton univer
sity was talked of for president before
the last national democratic conven
tion. Ills candidacy for governor of
Now Jersey , there Is reason to be
lieve , was part of a plan to put him
in shape to resolve the lightning. His
election makes him a factor in any
presidential combination the demo
cratic party may consider. To be
elected governor of New York between
presidential elections Is always a boost
for the presidency. It was the making
of Grover Cleveland , nnd It may bo
the making of Mr. Dlx. Governor Har
mon of Ohio , meanwhile , goes up a
notch In the presidential stock mar
ket. He has now carried republlcnu
Ohio twice ns a democrat. Mayor Gay-
nor remains a favorite. It is a good
bet that the next democratic candi
date will be picked from this quartet.
Mr. Taft's Manly Course.
New York Globe : It may safely be
assumed that during tlio next two
years President Taft will be the same
kind of a man he has been during the
llrst two years and disclose the same
kind of administration. He has made
an honest effort , to reconcile progress
with safety. He has ideals , but he
also has common sense and the spirit
of practicality which accepts the best
possible when it cannot the best con
ceivable. This course is not spectacu
lar nor sensational It does not satis
fy extremists ; but it represents the
president's temperament , and he
would quickly become ridiculous
should he try to make himself over.
If the people do not like this If they
insist on having a more excitable , less
compromising and more doctrinaire
and dramatic president then It Is
their privilege to select such a one
at the next ok-ctlon. They may not
properly ask Mr. Taft to essay a role
that would do violence to habits of
mind long established. If the presi
dent succeeds in winning back public
approval it will , be by being himself ,
not someone olr.e. Ho has never been
much of a politician he hns never
pretended to be one and Is too old
to learn to play the game In an artful
Senator Beveridge.
Sioux City Journal : The defeat of
Senator Albert J. Beveridge of Indiana
is the most conspicuous casualty BUS-
. talncd by the insurgents since the Inception
ception of the movement. Real tears
will be shed in the insurgent inner
circle over the elimination of the bril
liant young Indianan , nnd on the reg
ular side there will he regret over the
setback in so promising a public ca
reer. Even case hardened Indiana pol
iticians who have strongly disapproved
the Insurgency of Beveridge will find
reason for sot row over his downfall.
Undoubtedly it means that the flames
of factional bitterness will blaze In
Indiana for years to come.
Misled by the aggressiveness of
more fortunately situated insurgent
lenders , Senator Beveridge attempted
to do in the close state of Indiana what
La Follette had done In a state where
ths. democrats as a political force had
been all but wiped out. Beveridge
I tried to cut loose from his republican
moorings and create a Beveridge par
ty in Indiana , recruiting it from pro
gressive republican and progressive
democratic ranks. This was politically -
| ly impossible In Indiana , because the
first stirrings of republican disorganl-
' zatiou tilled the democrats with confi
dence that they could go in and win.
When Beveridge snapped his fingers
in the faces pf the regular republicans
and beckoned to the democrats to
come forward and take their places
behind him the democrats balked.
They saw that Beveridge had made
democratic victory a certainty , and
they preferred a democratic victory tea
a Beveridge victory.
The Indiana outcome was logical.
In a smaller way It typifies the workIng -
Ing of the same law that gave the dem
ocrats the contiol of congress as soon
ns the republicans began to advertise
their Inability to stick together.
A Discounted Roosevelt.
Sioux City .Journal : The moral of
the election results as they a'ffect the
political fortunes of Theodore Roose"-
volt Is that the spell Is broken the
Roosevelt magle has lost its power.
The decisive democratic victory In
Now York Is a defeat for Roosevelt.
The setback Is just as emphatic as if
Roosevelt himself were the defeated
candidate Instead of Stlmson. Roosevelt
velt might have had the nomination.
The result would not have been dif
ferent If he had taken It. The strong
probability Is that defeat would have
been the republican portion in New
York if Roosevelt had kept out of the
fray. But ho forced himself into the
republican campaign in a position of
dominating leadership nnd thus made
himself nnd his possible ambitions the
paramount Issue. If ho had succeeded
in rolling back the democratic tidal
wave In Now York while it was sweep
ing everything before it elsewhere ho
would have inevitably forced his party
to look to him for further national
leadership. Now the object lesson Is
reversed. Now York's refusal to fol
low Roosevelt this year forecasts like
refusal in 1912. It is the heaviest of
wet blankets on any Roosevelt pro
gram for the future.
But Now York was not alone In
brushing the bloom off the Roosevelt
poach. Roosevelt went Into Massa
chusetts to help the republicans win
a victory over what scorned to bo a
sadly disorganized democracy. There
Is free admission that the Roosevelt
Intervention actually hurt Governor
Draper's then rather bright prospect
of ro-clcctlou.
Roosevelt mixed In the Connecticut
campaign nnd carried on bitter con
troversy with Judge Baldwin , the
democratic candidate for governor.
Judge Baldwin walked away with a
Colonel Hoosiovolt'rushed" ' the res-
scue of lloverldge , insurgent , in Indi
ana , and Harding , regular In OMo.
Beveridge Is badly benton , mid the
helpfulness of the Roosevelt nctlvlty
in Ohio Is not reflected In the returns ,
which show n democratic governor
elected by the largest majority over
received by a member of his party ,
and a democratic senator In prospect.
Roosevelt mine all the way out to
Iowa In the closing days of the cam
paign to save Grllk In the close Second
end district. Politicians down tint
way say thnt the mnjorlty by which
drllk wns snowed under might have
been considerably reduced If Rjmc-
t'U not kindled anew ( no sii.nld-
prm llnmes of fnctlonlsm.
Roosevelt will say that IhU . "oai s
orpnfji'ment wns only a , iroiiuilnnry
skirmish , nnd that the real bnttle will
be fought nnd won In 1912. Roosevelt
may keep up the light , but the ef
fectiveness of his leadership must
necessarily be badly crimped by the
disastrous recocd of 1910.
The effort of the colonel's to come
back will be spoken of from now on
In a mourn Till tone , more or less
reminiscent of the conversation that
followed the passing of "the white
man's hope" at Reno on July 4.
Products More Valuable Than Output
of All Gold Mines.
Collier's Weekly : Nebraska In 1909
produced corn more valuable than all
the gold mined In the United States
and Alaska , and worth more than our
total tobacco crop. It produced wheat
worth more than the total sugar pro
duction of the United States ; live
stock worth more thnn the crude pe
troleum of the whole United Stntes ;
live stock , grain , poultry , butter , eggs
and fruit wortli more than the coal In
the United Stntes , outside of Illinois ;
liny worth more thnn all the gold nnd
silver produced in Alaska ; cereals
worth more than the product of all our
copper mines : grass and grain nnd
live stock worth more than all the
iron ore. This is according to the re
port of the committee of the leglsla
ture nnd the reports mnde to the bu
reau of labor and Industrlnl statistics.
To bo n little more frivolous , If the
eggs laid by Nebraska hens In 1909
were placed In double row end to end
they would be three times as long as
the railroad rnilenge built In the Unit
ed Stntes In 1U)8. ! ) If the permanent
school fund of Nebraska were convert
ed into dollar liiils nnd laid end to end ,
the line would rench from Omnha to
Salt Lake City , but it prcbnbly would
not bo left for very long. Less than
half of the tillable land in Nebraska is
under cultivation , nnd forty years ago
the region which is now Nebraska was
frequently designated upon the maps
of school geographies as part of "The
Grent American Desert. "
In His New Novel Frederick T. Mar
tin Says Wealth Is a Curse.
New York , Nov. 16. Frederick
Townsend Martin , brother of Bradley
Martin , society man and reformer of
the "Idle rich" re says thnt In his
phrase was among the arrivals today
by the White Star liner Adriatic. Mr.
Martin for three years has boon writ
ing a hook in which he describes the
doings of the so-called Idle class in
a way which ho says will make them
sit up and take notice when the publi
cation is put on sale.
Mr. Martin , while never in business
himself , says the very fact of having
spent his life among the people ho
writes about gives him an ability to
show things as they are which would
not bo possessed by an outsider.
He Is not a socialist , but an altruist ,
declares Mr. Martin , and says that his
book is directed at American "Soci
ety. " It Is not the old families who
have always had money that do the
harm , he argues. The greatest harm
Is worked by people who become af
flicted with sudden riches. To these
people , not realizing the responslblll
ties which rest upon them to do good
with their money , wealth Is a curse.
Brother Bradley Is In perfect accord
with his views.
"The reason I have written a book
Is that I want to arouse in the Idle
fraternity , who llvo for nothing but
pleasures , n feeling of the responsi
bility that rests on them because of
their possession of riches , " Mr. Martin
said today. "I am not trying to pro
pognto socialism , which I do not be
llovo in , and I am not In politics. I
have painted certain persons in a way
which will make it possible to recog
nlzo them. I have called n spade n
spade in rny hook , and I suppose I
shall bo attacked because of it.
"There Is no plnce in this world
for an Idle man. The Idle rich is
doomed , so I have called my book
The Passing of the Idle Rich. ' 1
divide wealth Into two classes , those
who appreciate the great benefit they
can bestow upon mankind through
their possession of it and who do
bestow these gifts , and those who have
acquired wealth so quickly thnt they
do not grasp the grcnt responsibilities
nnd the power thnt wealth hns given
them to do good In the world. To
the one class I maintain that wealth
Is n blessing , to the other It Is n
curse. "
Saves His Neck , the Auto a Wreck.
Ainsworth Democrat : Guy Ander
son had a conflict with Pete Bower's
pop-pop wagon last Friday , and na tt ,
result the gasoline propelled vehicle
wns smashed to smithereens and Guy
did n high soaring act that would win
litm a fortune in a circus , could ho do
It every dny. Guy volunteered to rldo
Lho machine , nnd Po'to showed hliii
how to operate It. Ho headed down
Main street , and kept opening It up
Instead of shutting It off , until the
speed was torrlllc. The machine'wan
headed for a box car In the railway
yaitls and Guy seeing that a collision
wns unavoidable hurled himself from
the flying vehicle and did his famous
aerial Blunt. The machine hit the
car with an awful bump and when It
was pried froit under the car waa a
mnss of twisted steel.
HI * Horses Stolen ,
Spring view Herald : L. N. Dunkcl
of Carter , S. I ) . , and William Shlpp of
Norden , were In Sprlngvlew and vi
cinity looking for stolen horses. Mr.
Dunkei found two of his horses in
Brown county. He hns been scouring
the country in an automobile In the
hopes of finding the rest of them. Ho
is still short eight head , and up to
the present time has boon tumble to
llnd any trace of them. Mr. Shlpp
had several head stolen but recovered
them. Warrnn's ' were Issued by the
authorities of Lymnn county , S. D. ,
for the arrest of Albert Lawrence and
Jesse Mitchell The latter Is out on
bull. It Is understood thnt his trial
Is set for some time next month. So
far the authorities have been unable
to learn of the whereabouts of Law
Diphtheria Warnings. <
Delay in diphtheria means death.
Antitoxin cures ; It also presents.
Diphtheria works while you sleep.
Neglect of simple sere thronta
means a Job for the undertaker.
Look out for children with throats
tied up.
Most children who spread diphtheria
are not sick.
Horses Ran Away.
Plalnvlew Republican : Carl Dutch-
er drove to his father's farm last Sat
urday nnd while there his team be
came frightened at a dog , unfastening
one of the tugs , letting the tongue
down , breaking 1L The team started
to run , upsetting the buggy and throw
Carl out. Hi' wns bruised up some ,
but nothing serious. The team ran
through town and out to William
Dutcher's home , one mile west , where
they were caught.
An Election Day Fire.
Herrlck Press : On election day
whlle Adam Ilelb was in town , In
some 'manner a lire got started in his
born and before sufilciont assistance
arrived the barn , corn cribs and grain-
ories were entirely consumed , togeth
er with most of the contents. Mr.
Ilelb having lost In addition to his
building almost all tills year's grain.
A valuable stallion was tied In the
stable at the time of the fire and al
though Mrs. Ilelb , who was at homo
at the time , succeeded In getting the
horse loose from the tie strap , the
animal refused to leave the burning
stable and was burned to death In
his stall.
Mr. Heib homcstended the farm he
now resides on , two miles west of
town , and has been a hard worker ,
and was just getting Into prosperous
circumstance. The loss by this fire
will be a great one to him.
As soon as the fire was discovered
word wns sent to town for assistance
and although automobiles were used ,
help nrrived too late to save very
It is not known how the fire got
started , but It was first discovered in
a load of hay standing near the
Enter Terminals With Dirty Clothe * ,
Hands and Faces.
Fremont Tribune : Unkempt clothes
and unwashed handsand , faces when
they come Into the terminals will
hereafter be taken as Indications that
Union Pacific engineers , firemen , con
ductors , flagmen and brakeman have
been paying strict attention to busi
ness. A premium has been set upon
the Boiled clothes and dirty hands by
a rule that recently went Into effect
on the road , n uilo designed to reduce
to a minimum the number of wrecks
on the line annually.
Investigation by Union Pacific offi
cials has brought to light the fact that
most of the accidents on that rail
road , which boasts the fewest of all
western roads , occur while trains are
entering the terminals , when train
men turn their attention for a few
minutes to the task of "sprucing up"
preparatory to leaving their trains.
In seine cases it has been shown that
both engineer and fireman are chang
ing their clothes nnd clenning their
hands and fnces ns the train entered
the terminal , neither watching ahead
for possible dangers or signals.
The now rule is , In effect , that un
kempt clothes and unwashed hands
and faces'will be taken as prlrna facie
attending to their duties as trainmen
while enterting the terminals and If
nny of thorn come In "spruced up"
they nro liable to fall victims of the
Brown system of demerit marks.
New Mexico's Constitution.
Santa Fo , N. M. , Nov. 16. The Now
Mexican constitutional at convention
adopted the reports of committees on
final revision of the preamble , execu
tive name and boundaries. The boun
daries clause will Involve the now
state In a boundary dispute with
Texas. Women were given the right
to vote at school elections but this
right may bo suspended or restored
by 50 percent of the qualified voters.
One hundred thousand copies of the
constitution , half in Spanish , were or
dered printed for free distribution
among the voters.