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TIIK NORFOLK \VKKKhY NKWS-JOI'KNAIi , FRIDAY , DKCKMBKR 2 , 1910.
DROWN 18 AFTER THE TITLE.
New York Doxer IB In the Champion'
Now York , Nov. 30. Valentino
Ilrown , bettor known by the nickname
of "Knockout , " IH liuailoil for the lightweight -
weight championship of the world , nc-
cording to the phuw announced totluy
by his onurgotlc inunngor mid handler ,
Danny Morgan , Mrown'H signal vic
tory over Harlem Tommy Murphy In
the Olympic A. C. 10-foot ring the
other night , which wan a big mirprlHO ,
has convinced Morgan and many competent -
potent BtuduntH or puglllHin that the
llttlo German will bo at the head of
| IH ! clans before long. Drown has been
outpointed by Sammy Smith In ton
rounds , hut the latter cannot make the
lightweight limit , I'M pounds ringside ,
tils bust weight being 135 pounds four
hours bofoio ring time. Brown , on
the other hand , can make 128 ringside
If necessary , but Is lighting at about
JflO or 1111. For that reason Morgan
thinks the hard hitting Gorman boy
gradually will light his way to the
top ; In fact , Morgan has arranged two
steps for htm to take that will land
him In possession of Ad Wolgast's ti
"uwon AKiran will cither knock out
.Battling Nelson yr neat him to a
frazzle on points , " said Morgan. "Tak
ing this for granted , I luivo matched
Drown with Moran bcforo a local club
In December , and ns the bout will take
place In ii lli-foot ring , I am dead sure
that my man will bent the English
man. In that case 1 will take Drown
to Milwaukee , challenge \Volgnst to
light at 1m ! pounds , ringside , cither
ton rounds or to a finish , and If Wol
gast refuses to accept I shall lay claim
to the title In Drown's behalf and It
will be defended against all comers.
Wolgast Is not a real champion and If
ho should consent to meet Moran he'd
be trimmed so that the world's title
would go to England. Hut Drown will
eliminate Moran and then Wolgnst will
have to light or relinquish his title by
OSBORNE CASE NEARS END.
State Tries to Shake Testimony That
Defendant was Drunk.
Fremont , Neb. , Nov. 30. In the Os-
berne murder trial the state intro
duced several witnesses to Impeach
the testimony of Dr. Calkins , that he
found Osborno drunk when ho was
called to see him at the Jail , the .Mon
day morning following the murder.
In reply to a question Dr. K. N. Loake
of Fremont testified that the symp
toms wore those of locomotor delirium
tremons. On cross-examination At
torney Graham asked him substan
tially the same hypothetical questions
as was asked Dr. Maekay of Norfolk
Monday. The doctor said he could
not state whether defendant was sane
but thought there would be a serious
question as to his sanity.
A number of witnesses from Dlalr
who had known Osborno for years ,
gave their opinion that ho was sane
but as It appeared on cross-examina
tion that they did not know that ho
had ever hart ilts , the court withdrew
their testimony from the jury and in
structed them to pay no attention to
W. .1. ( Sow wont to Lvnch and Herrick -
rick on business.
Mrs. Henry Owen of Cheyenne is in
the city visiting with friends.
Mrs. and Mrs. 1. . . V. ClarH of Herrick -
rick were visitors * u the city.
Among the day's out-of-town visit
ors in Norfolk were : W. K. Stokes ,
Plain view ; Louis Gilbert , Crolghton ;
A. Cooper , OrchardV. ; . Chapman ,
McLean ; L. A. Hassmussen , Huskin ;
Mrs. E. M. Cox , Fullerton ; NV. C.
Campbell , Crcighton ; Mr. and Mrs. J.
P. Glazer , Lynch ; 11. C. Wheeler ,
Scrlbner ; L. V. Clark and wife , Naper.
Among the day's out-of-town visit
ors in the city were : Kd Mollrlng ,
Wakelleld ; Mrs. Peter Swift , Dallas ;
Anna Dusok , Niobrara ; .7. S. Reynolds ,
Colome ; H. C. McMillen , Durko ; O. n.
McMillen , Durke ; H. Kuttcr , Harting-
ton ; W. K. Cheely. Dlalr ; Amos Mestl ,
Dodge ; .1. M. Maloney. Durke ; H. J.
Hecht and wife. Pierce ; NV. H. Kreid-
lor , Fullerton ; Fred Jenkins , Colome ;
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stoar. Droken Dow.
Horn , to Mr. and Mrs. Clay Dabcock
at Clcarwater , a son.
The Daptist Ladies' Aid will meet
with Mrs. Louis Dudley , 413 South
Fifth street , Thursday afternoon.
Ground is being broken at the cor
ner of Eighth street and Koenigstein
avenue for a new home that will be
built by Lmlwig Koonlgstein.
Mr. and Mrs. John Krantz and son
Karl will leave within a few days for
the Pacific coast. They expect to be
In Portland for Christmas and to Journey -
ney later to California. They will bo
gone some months.
A telegram was received In Nor
folk tolling of the death of Mrs. O.
U. Meredith's mother at Dolse , Ida.
The funeral was held yesterday. Mrs.
Meredith was with her mother at the
time of her death.
The Shook Jewelry store , formerly
managed by A. M. Wurtz , Is again
opened for business on Norfolk av
enue in the Zlcscho building. Mrs.
Walter Price of Omaha is here In
voicing the stock and O. T. Radinsky ,
also of Omaha , Is now manager of the
After the regular business session of
hose company No. 1 of the Norfolk
tire department at the Junction hose
house this evening a social meeting is
scheduled to which the Junction com
pany has invited all members of the
department. It Is expected a largo
attendance will be present.
The toy counters In the various 1
stores of the city are now being built
for the annual holiday trade. In some
Instances the toys are already making
their appearance. A number of busi
ness men have declared that the early
holiday shopper is making his appear
ance and It Is believed that this year
people will do their , shopping earlier
than last year.
Sherman Poling , who Is promoting
boxing contests for Norfolk , reports
that Sailor Kelley of Lincoln and
Clarence English are matched to lighten
on Dncomber 27. The place of the' '
battle has not yet boon decided upon ,
but Poling will go to Omaha to en
deavor to bring the match to Norfolk.
"If I can bring the lighters hero I will
engage about six negro fighters to
light a battle royal which will bo a
treat to Norfolk sports and something
now In the way of a preliminary , " said
The series of four district Sunday
school conventions held In Madison
county this week will bo finished at
Newman Grove today. Yesterday's
i convention was at Madison and Mon
day's convention at Dattlo Creek. The
llattlo Creek meeting was a conven
tion of the Meadow Grove district ,
the only district In the county thus
far to hold two conventions within a
single year. The department work
l > y Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Edwards was
particularly commented upon. The
olllcers elected were : President , J.
L. Dunn , Meadow Grove ; vice presi
dent , Louis Drown ; secretary treas-
nier , Irvln Mclntosh , Meadow Grove ;
superintendent teachers training , Miss
Glcndorls Snider , Tllden ; superinten
dent elementary , Mrs. II. E. Mason ,
Meadow Grove ; superintendent adult ,
Mrs. D. L. Dest , Dattlo Creek ; super
intendent homo , Mrs. J. R. Edwards ,
Meadow Grove ; superintendent pas
tors. Rev. Mr. Clifton , Meadow Grove ;
superintendent missions , George C.
Church , Meadow Grove ; superinten
dent temperance , Mrs. Klorstead , Tll
den ; superintendent visitation , Mrs.
Olln , Tllden ; superintendent inter
mediate , Miss Maude Whltla , Dattlo
Out of the $12 expense money given
them to defray their expenses at the
young men's department convention
of the Y. M. C. A. held at Fremont ,
Donald Mapes and Marvin Hibbcn ,
Norfolk delegates , returned home with
$7.25 which they turned back to the
treasury. This money was added to
the Y. M. C. A. fund. Deforo the
young men were sent to Fremont for
ty-eight citizens subscribed twenty
cents eacli to defray the expenses.
The delegates will submit a written
report of the convention next Satur
After a delay of about two weeks
the brick masons have again resumed
work on the now Y. M. C. A. building.
Owing to a dispute over the girders
which cross the gymnasium of the
now structure the work of laying
brick was hold up , but this dlsputu
has now been settled by the manufac
turers , who have conceded that thti
architect , who was not satisfied wltli
the old girders , was in the right. Ne\\
girders will bo built and the work has
been resumed. Had the dispute not
arisen and caused the delay , the con
tractor has declared ho would have at
this time had the building enclosed
and the roof built. As the situation
lies now , it will take about two more
weeks to complete the exterior work ,
providing weather conditions are fa
BURNS HANDS IN FIRE.
Burke Man Slightly Scorched Wife
and Young Babe Unharmed.
Dutte Gazette : Joe llahn and fam
ily came very near being thrown out
into the cold world without a home
last Monday morning about S o'clock.
When the lire was discovered one
room up stairs was quite badly burned
and but tor the quick "action on the
part of Mr. Halm , who grabbed the
clothing that was hanging in the room
which was a mass of flames and threw
them out of the upstairs window , the
lire might have been serious.
It is thought that the clothing
caught fire from a lamp that was left
burning in the room.
Mr. Halm has a couple of very bad
ly burned hands , ' from the effect of
handling the burning garments , and
they are minus a good many dollars'
worth of clothing that was consumed ,
but they are very thankful that their
line home was saved.
A number of men from Dutte were
hurried to the scene in F. R. Smith's
auto as soon as the smoke was no
ticed , but arrived too late to assist in
putting out the fire.
Airs. Hahn was ill in bed and all
were anxious for her and the new
babe , but we are glad to note they
have suffered no bad effect from the
Meadow Grove's Scare.
Meadow Grove News : On Monday
night the alarm was given that more
robbers were in the vicinity of Mead
ow Grove , but on Investigating Its was
found that the alarm Mas false. A
couple of young men who were shuckIng -
Ing corn out north liny been out on a
"spree" and returning home stopped
at the L. L. Frye f-.irm north of town ,
and started prowling around , which
naturally frightened Mrs. Moyarty ,
who is living in Mr. Frye's place , she
phoned to several men in town and
they got a posse together and started
after the robbers , they had gone be
fore the men got there.
Prairie Fire Near Atkinson.
Atkinson , Neb. , Nov. , 30. Special to
The News : What might have been a
very serious prairie fire , had It not
been for the heroic work of a large
force of men from town , started north
east of hero last Saturday from a
threshing machine. However , It burn
ed up 100 tons of hay for Mr. Peterson
before It could bo extinguished. This
seems to bo a most unfortunate strip
of country , for but a few years ago
a lire set by the train swept over the
entire neighborhood doing an Im
mense amount of damage.
Caught After 18 Months.
Donesteol Herald James Condon ,
who was arrested at Rosoland Friday
by Deputy Sheriff Ault and lodged In
the county jail , paid all costs and his
lines and was released Sunday from
custody. About eighteen months ago
Condon drew a gun on an olllcor who
was attempting to make an arrest.
Condon was arrested , charged with
assault mid battery with a danger
ous weapon. The case was tried before -
fore Judge Dlgglns. Condon was
found guilty and paid the charges with
a bogus check and Immediately dis
appeared. After eighteen months \ .
J. Ault captured the man at Rose-
land Friday with the above results.
Condon operates a meat , market and
general store at Itoseland.
EUROPEAN NEWS NOTES.
London , England , Nov. HO. The us
ual Influenza epidemic , which arrives
In London with the first cold weather ,
has made Its appearance , but the dis
ease Is of a mild type , being chiefly
cases of catarrh and bronchitis with
in liilliioiiv.il origin. Among children ,
however , the more severe type resem
bling cholera Infantum is common.
A proposal to arm all honest men
the civil service toward a fund set
apart for widows and children of func
tionaries and toward this fund the
bachelors have to contribute. Just
lately the men have started an agita
tion on the ground that what Is sauce
for the goose Is sauce for the gander ,
so the constantly growing number of
female employes will bo taxed accord
ingly , to swell the widows and or
Interest Is felt In the Hamburg-
American lino's now venture , a motor
driven vessel of 8,000 tons , which is
being built by ihe ( Inn of Dlohm &
Vose of HambuiK. A new device will
render the exhaust almost silent and
the tunics of the gases will bo Invis
ible and odorless. Two three-cylinder
engines will give the ship u speed of
eleven and one-half knots. Tests of
1,000 horsepower engines of the same
type have already been completely
successful and have proved the marine
motor to be very economical. The
Hamburg-American line Is understood
to have made a long term contract
with the Standard Oil company for
the delivery of oil. The residue In
the process of oil refinement will be
used for oil fuel. Only twenty-seven
persons will be needed for the oil en
gines , while In steam vessels of the
same size about 2. > 0 stokers and trim
mers would be employed. Moreover ,
the motor liner can carry 2,000 tons
more cargo than her steam rival.
A school for chefs is the latest
scheme of the London county council.
It is to bo a branch of the Westminis
ter Technical Institute , and as a begin
ning fifteen boys , from 14 to 1C years
of age , will soon start a three-years'
course In cooking. At the end of that
lime they will be placed as assistants
to chefs at large restaurants or hotels
or private houses , where it is hoped
they will in time qualify as chief cooks
and thus meet the foreigner on his
The quarterly dividend of the Penn
sylvania railroad , to bo paid today ,
will bo distributed among C4.SC9
shareholders , of whom nearly half , 30-
327 , are women. Pennsy stock Is a
favorite investment with widows and
A department has been organized by
the Southern railway to wage warfaie
on the boll weevil In the southern
states covered by Its lines , with Prof.
P. O. Plunkett , one of the exnerts em
ployed by the government In directiiii ;
the light against the pest when it was
first discovered in Texas , in charge of
Among the railways which have
placed largo orders for steel rails this
fall are the Erie , 33,000 tons ; .Mlantic
Coast line , 30,000 tons ; Norfolk
Western , 30,000 tons ; Louisville &
Nashville , 29,000 tons ; Lehigh Valley ,
20,000 tons ; and Kansas City , Mexico
& Orient , 8,000 tons.
An interstate commerce commission
hearing will be held next week In New
Orleans to consider the status of the
so-called tap lines or short roads con
necting with and serving as feeders to
railway systems engaged in interstate
U is rumored in railway circles that
the St. Louis & Southwestern , or "Cot
ton Belt" line , is to be taken over by
the Louisville & Nashville.
During the last year the govern
ment-operated railways of Mexico
showed an increase in gross earnings
of over three and a half millions over
the previous twelve months.
The suit against the Pennsylvania
for alleged Infringement of the James
Plncln patent , an Important Improve
ment In eccentrics , filed at Plttsburg ,
has been postponed until the May term
It Is probable that soon after a hear
ing before the Interstate commerce
commission today the proposed
decreases In rates charged for upper
beiths In Pullman sleepers will be put
New York cross-state railroads will
appear before the public service com
mission at Albany tomorrow to make
efforts to overcome the case for the
proposed Duffalo , Rochester & East
ern Railroad company , from Duffalo
As the result of a temporary truce
In the disputes as to demurrage be
tween the railroads and shippers of
Now England , the railways will be per
mitted to put into effect after tomor
row all the suspended demurrage rules
except those on coal , grain and lum
ber and their products. These com
modities will bo allowed sovonty-two
hours free time , all others falling un
der the forty-eight hour rule.
Dy order of the Interstate commerce
commission , material reductions will
be made In all class rates on both
eastbound and westbound tralllo des
tined to Nevada points common to
Reno , effective this week.
The Atlantic Shore line , extending i
from Dlddoford to York , Me. , IB to be
sold on Thursday to satisfy the claims
of the bondholders , who In September
filed a petition for foreclosure under
t their mortgages. The proceedings arc
part of a reorganization plan.
Proposed Increases In Missouri river
rates , scheduled to become effective
after today , have- been ordered
suspended until March 31 by the Inter-
state.commerce commission. Rates on
all classes of merchandise between
the Ohio river and Jackson and Me
ridian , Tenn. , have also been suspend
ed until March.
Under the management of Receiver
George K. Lowell , the Detroit , Toledo
& Ironton railway has been put Into a
better physical condition than over
before , and will soon be able to hold
A conference on forest lire preven
tion , will be held this week In Drain-
on ! . Minn. , when It will be urged that
railroads In the wooded sections of
the country be compelled to clean
their right-of-way for fifty feet on each
side of the track and to equip all loco
motives with spark arresters.
Burke Man IB Shot.
Durke Gazette : Last Sunday L. E.
Snyder and Clyde Durrll went up on
the Whetstone creek with the Inten
tion of getting a few cottontails but
they did not bring any homo. Mr.
Duirll was carrying his gun under
his arm with the muzzle pointing
down , and Mr. Snyder was about three
feet ahead of him. There Is no way
of telling how It happened , but sud
denly Mr. Durrll's gun went off , the
entile discharge going through the
fleshy part of the calf of Mr. Snyder's
left leg. The charge did not strike
the bone , but simply took from Mr.
Snyder about a pound of perfectly
good leg muscle and loft him with
a limb which promises to be some
what stiff and uncertain for quite a
while. He is hobbling around on It
all right , but Is not going very fast ;
and in the meantime Mrs. Snyder Is
looking after the patrons on R. F. D.
No. S , and Mr. Durrll declares by the
great horn spoon that he will never
go hunting again as long as he lives.
North Nebraska Deaths.
Durret Dlaln died at Page.
Dan Scheer died at Madison.
W. A. Wenk died at Creston.
Esther W. Drum died at Pago.
Dernhart Zlesler died at Anoka.
William M. Fletcher died at Druns-
Wiles at Madison.
Madison , Neb. , Nov. 30. Special to
The News : Joe Wiles was calling on
the leading republicans of the county
seat this afternoon asking for en
dorsements in support of his candi-
dacv for the stewardship of the hos
pital for the Insane at Norfolk.
THAW III WINS BRIDE.
Nephew of Harry Thaw Will Probably
Be Married Thursday.
New York , Nov. 30. William Thaw ,
third , of Pittsburg and the Great
White Way , a nephew of the well-
known Harry Kendall Thaw , of Mat-
teawan , is to take to himself a bride ,
probably tomorrow. Miss Gladys Brad
ley of Dridgcport , Conn. , being the
happy lady. Miss Dradley is a beauty
of 21 , a sister of Mrs. A. J. Drexol-Bid-
die of Philadelphia , while Thaw Is
33 , and , in taking out a marriage li
cense , gave his occupation as "re
tired. " There is humor In that , be
cause It Is well known that for many
years William the Third was the orig
inal of the sent In the story who tried
to consume the entire available sup
ply of liquid refreshments , and suc
ceeded In keeping the distilleries run
ning at nights. Defore accepting his
offer of marriage. Miss Bradley wisely
demanded that he quit nis naughty ,
naughty ways. It was a hard struggle ,
but Thaw now declares that Is strap
ped firmly to a seat in the water wag'
on. To bind the matter , Miss Bradley -
ley demanded of her lover's mother ,
Mrs. William Thaw , second , guaran
tee that Willie would remain sober.
By Thaw's defection , sporting circles
lose the champion two-handed elbow
crookcr. He won the title by consum
Ing eighty-six brandies and sodas at
a sitting , the fashionable Allegheny
Country club having boon the scene
of the bout. The hospital doctors
managed to save his life. Later his
mother brought suit to have a guard
Ian appointed for naughty Willie , on
the ground that he was an habitual
drunkard. Then young Thaw met Miss
Bradley , and reformed.
For more tnan six months , it Is said ,
the candidate for the matrimonial
stakes has steadfastly refrained from
all indulgence in the wine that is red ,
and has even banished beer from the
CLAIMS CORN HUSKING TITLE.
Farmer Sets American Record of 231
Bushels In Nine Hours.
Knowlton , la. , Nov. 30. I. E. Stew
art , living near here , claims to be the
champion cornhusker of the country
as a result of a record established on
Saturday , when he husked 231 bushels
of corn In nine hours.
General Elliott Retires.
Washington , Nov. 30. After forty
years of honorable service filled with
adventure and campaigns in foreign
parts , Major General George F. El
llott , commandant of marines , will bo
retired today on account of age. General
oral Elliott Is a native of Alabama and
entered the marine corps In 1870.
World Peace Man Dead.
Woostor , O. . Nov. 30. The Rov. Syl
vester F. Scoval , president of the
American branch of the International
Peace society and former president of
Wooster university , died at his homo
hero. Dr. Scovol succumbed to an
attack of pneumonia which ho con
tracted on Thanksgiving day. Ho was
75 years old. After serving for thirty-
seven years us the head of Woostor
university , Dr. Scovol resigned on ac
count of advancing years and devoted
the remainder of his life to the cause
of world pence.
WOMEN'S CLUBS TO FRISCO.
General Federation Selects California
City for 1912.
Colfax. la. , Nov. 30. After a spir
ited contest among the members of
the directory board of the general
Federation of Women's Club , which
has been In session hero for two days ,
San Francisco was chosen as the next
meeting place of the biennial session.
It will bo held In June , 1912.
Niagara Falls , Salt Lake , Montreal
and Atlantic City were eager bidders
for the convention. Memphis. Tenn. .
secured the meeting of the council of
federation. This meeting will bo hold
next year In May and Is made up of
the presidents of the state federations ,
presidents of women's clubs and stand
ing committees of the federation. The
session of the board will close Friday.
AMERICAN SHIPS HANDICAPPED
Foreign Steamer Companies Spend
Money to Beat Our Lines.
New York , Nov. 30. Testimony that
steamship companies which are own
ed abroad absolutely control Amor-
lean shipping , spending money freely
to foster feeling against American ma
rine , was offered before the congres
sional committee holding sessions here
to Investigate charges that a steam
ship lobby was maintained at Wash
ington. William H. Douglas , who for
merly represented a New York dis
trict In congress , was the witness who
made the statement.
"As conditions are now , " Mr. Doug
las testified "tho American merchant
Is handicapped. The foreign steam
ship owners make a rate at Hamburg ,
London and Paris that compels the
export shipment of an article to this
country. Even If the American should
charter a steamer for his own freight
he would not be able to obtain addi
tional freight to make up a cargo. "
Similar conditions govern the Unit
ed States and South America , Mr.
Douglas said , as the lines plying be
tween the two countries arc owned
William Flege Pleads Not Guilty.
Ponca , Neb. , Nov. 30. William G.
Flege was yesterday afternoon ar
raigned before Judge Guy T. Graves
In the district court of DIxon county ,
Neb. , charged with the murder of his
sister , Louise Flege , on the afternoon
of Juno 30 at their farm near Wayne ,
Immediately after the arraignment
the defense scored a point , when the
court refused an order to the state
demanding the evidence taken at
the preliminary hearing be turned
over to them. Before the preliminary
hearing the state was asked by the
defense to show that they would have
to bear the expense of securing a re
porter from Sioux City to take the
evidence , and it is said they refused.
The defense then hired a reporter ,
who kept the evidence as given at the
County Attoiney c. A. Klngsbury
said that arrangements had been
made between him and J. J. McCarthy ,
attorney for the defense , whereby lie
would be able to get this evidence.
Thfs , however , was emphatically de
nied by McCarthy In the courtroom.
F. A. Berry of Wayne , Neb. , who is
assisting McCarthy , said : "We certainly -
tainly arc not going to put up the cap
ital with which to convict our client ,
and that Is what wo would be doing In
turning over the evidence. "
According to the information filed
the state has forty-three witnesses ,
most of whom arc here now , and from
all appearances the trial will be one
of the longest ever held in this part of
the state. Albert Elchtencamp , who
was the only witness to the crime , ac
cording to his testimony at the pre
liminary hearing , and who has been
out on $2,000 bonds , arrived , but re
fused to talk regarding the case.
When Interviewed William Flege ,
the defendant , said : "I am not wor
rying as to the outcome of the trial.
I know that I did not kill my sister.
I am ignorant of the crime. "
He was in good spirits all today , aiuf
laughed and talked with his friends ,
seemingly ignorant of the enormity of
the charge against him and the fact
that he Is to be tried for his life. Ills
brother , Fred Flego , was with him
constantly , and Is In an optimistic
mood. He said his brother would
never be convicted.
It Is a different William Flego who
( Continued on third tmutO
greets his friends today , than It was
who met the officials who came to the
Isolated farm homo the night of the
crime. Then he had been drinking ,
his eyes were bleary and bloodshot.
His appearance was far from nent.
The casual observer would never rec
ognize the nobby , almost dignified
man who walks the streets of Ponca
today. He Is clean shaven. He Is
wearing a black suit that fits him well.
A white silk handkerchief peeps co-
quettlshly from his upper coat pocket.
A bright , gold linked watch chain
moors an expensive timepiece from an
upper vest button hole. Clean linen
protrudes Just the correct distance
from his sleeves , and the splc and
span cravat harmonizes with the rest.
Ills shoes are freshly shlncd and the
harmony Is completed by a black , tel
escope felt hat whoso rim turns up on
all points of the compass , suggesting
a well manicured traveling gentleman
Albert Eichtoncamp , whoso confes
sion resulted In the arrest of his for
mer emplojer , is also bettor dressed
than at the preliminary hearing In
July. Ho also sits about the hotel ,
but mingles llttlo.
Attorney Klngsbury declares ho has
the case well in hand and can see only
Upon the other hand , J. J. McCar
thy asserts ho is certain of acquittal ,
that It Is the only verdict that can bo
reached In the light of the evidence.
Ho wont over some of the startling
points In the evidence and asked how
any sane man could reach a verdict
against his client.
The crowds have already bogmi to
arrive. Besides the army of witnesses
there are many interested In the case
onlj because of Its mystery. Expres
sions of opinion are dllllcult to secure.
Most every one qualities every state
Rumors that Miss Ida Holnnorlchs ,
the reputed sweetheart of the accused ,
had lied the country , are unfounded ,
for she Is at her homo and will bo on
hand at the proper tlmo to testify.
Henry Helnnorlehs , her brother , to
day said she never considered her
self engaged to William and that no
understanding of any kind existed be
tween them , The girl resents the pub
licity she has gained by reason of the
There was an amusing Incident
shortly after the opening session of
court. An Italian was being ques
tioned as to his knowledge of'things
American. Ho was asked the name
of the president , how ho was elected ,
etc. Then the question was put , as to
who was the present governor. Thi >
man was confused. Ho hosltatod and
J. J. McCarthy whispered "Dahlman"
to Ills colleague. Overhearing the
name , the man spoke the name and
then there were many loud , equlno
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers of real estate for the past
two weeks , compiled by Madison
County Abstract and Guarantee com
pany , olllco with Mapes & Hazen , Nor
folk , Nob. :
Amelia A. Wostorvolt , et al. , to Frank
Stengel , warranty deed , $3fiO , lots
Ifi and 1(1 ( , block 4 , Mathowson's Second
end addition , Norfolk.
G. D. Dloy to Oscar C. Hauptll , war
ranty deed. $2,000 , part sub-lot 19 of
lot G In sub-division of block 1 , and
part lot 8 , block 1 , Paso walk's addi
tion , Norfolk.
Martin Brubaker to Herman Hllle ,
warranty deed , $5,000. swVl so'/4 17-
John Ludcrs to Johanna Ludors , war
ranty deed , $1 , part nw'4 110 % , and
no V4 nwVl 20-21-1.
E. D. Clark to Benjamin W. Shipley ,
warranty deed , $100 , lot 4 , block 2 ,
Gardner Braascli addition , Nor
John A. Nelson to Henry Knudsen ,
warranty deed , $1,450 , s'X : lot 2 and
n % lot 3 , block II , Railroad addi
tion , Newman Grove.
Henry Knudsen to Rose McKibbon ,
warranty deed , $1,050 , s'/j lot 2 and
ny , lot 3 , block 14 , Railroad addi
tion , Newman Grove.
Andrew J. Durland to M. L. Ogden ,
warranty deed , $305 , lot 2 Durland's
Suburban lots , Norfolk.
L. L. Fryo to Herbert King , warranty
deed , $800 , lot 4 , block 7 , Meadow
A. L. Macomber to Herbert King , war
ranty deed , $ 00 , lot 18 , block 1 ,
Koenlgsteln's Third addition , Nor
Carl Sorg to ills wife , Louise Sorg ,
warranty deed , $300 , lot 1 , block 14 ,
Dorsey Place addition , Norfolk.
Llllio M. Scott to John L. Vandenberg ,
warranty deed , $2,000 , part lots 5
and 0 , block 21 , Battle Creek.
C. A. Seawall to R. E. Seawall , war-j
ranty deed , $400 , lot 3 , block 8 ,
Western Town Lot Co.'s addition ,
Mary A. McGhan to Carl A. Seawall,1
warranty deed , $ GOO , lot 3 , block 8 ,
Western Town Lot Co.'s addition ,
Eda R. Case , ot al. , to T. G. Watland ,
warranty deed , $1,750 , lot 0 , block
19 , Railroad addition , Newman
Belinda Ileltznian to Mrs. L. E. May-
liow , administrator's deed , $1,200 ,
lot 7 , Durland's Suburban lots , Nor
L. E. Mayhew to G rover Mayhow , war
ranty deed , $2,450 , lot " , Durland's
Suburban lots , Norfolk.
Minerva Dolton to D. Rees , warranty
deed , $1,500 , lot 1 , block 4 , Mathew
son's addition , Norfolk.
D. Rees to J. W. Ransom , warranty
deed , $2,400 , lot 1 , block 4 , Mathew
son's addition , Norfolk.
Harry Barnes to Mary M. Kirby , war
ranty deed , $225 , lots 7 and 8 , block
. - > , Pioneer Town Site Co.'s addition ,
Julius E. Haase to J. W. Stlrk , war
ranty deed , $700 , lot 1 , block 5 , C. S.
Hayes * addition , Norfolk.
William Jones to Jo1m Kocnigsteln ,
warranty deed , $2,500 , lot 10 , block
G , Koonigstoin's Second addition ,
John A. Dewolf and wife to Emma L.
Jeullof , warranty deed , $1 , south 100
acres of sw 4 9-23-4.
Ella Thornton to George F. Walton ,
warranty deed , $1.200 , lots 2 and 3 ,
block 8. Klmball & Blair's addition ,
C. S. Smith to H. C. Shlley. warranty
deed , $10,000 , seVi neVi , and nM :
seV4 , and soV4 se'/i , and part no1/ *
ne i/i 4-23-1.
Andrew J. Durland , et al. , to Dertha
Klrchhoff , warranty deed , $200 , lot
4 , block 7 , Pasewalk's Fourth addi
tion to Norfolk.
George A. Drooks to N. E. Ponder , war
ranty deed , $160 , lot 12 , block G , Dor
sey Place addition , Norfolk.
L. D. Musselman to Ernest H. Kuhl-
man , warranty deed , $125 , part lot 2 ,
Ward's Suburban lots , Norfolk.
Carl Dathke to Edward W. Hans , S. D. .
$1,225 , lots 3 , 4 and 5 , block 1 , Nor
Richard M. Adnma to Anna M. John
son , warranty deed , $300 , lots 1 , 2 , 3 ,
13 and 15 , block 3 , Hillside Terrace
addition , Norfolk.
J. W. Ransom and wife to Alice M.
Dawson , warranty deed , $2,500 , lotl ,
block 4 , Mathewson's addition , Nor
District Court On at Madison.
Madison , Nob. , Nov. 30. Kenneth
W. Richardson , one of the Norfolk al
leged "boy bandits , " was found guilty
In district court yesterday of having
broken Into box cars on the North
western road and was sentenced to
three months In the county jail , and to
pay costs of prosecution.
"Tito court appointed W. L. Dowllng
an counsel for Joseph Tuotan , accused
of having burglarized the Ovorocker
Jewelry store at Norfolk.
Attorney II F. Barnhart withdrew
from the case of Angela Muff of Nor
folk vs. James Gray In which the
plaintiff sued for $2,500 damages ,
Barnhnrt had represented Airs. Duff
A dlvorco to Mrs. Mabel M. Dalton
from Clinton Dalton was refused , the
court finding that the plaintiff had not
resided In the ntato one year.
The case of Kannlo Tronnopohl
against the clt > of Not folk for dam
ages was dismissed by plaintiff al
Conn convened with Judgo. Welch
piosldlng and W. II. Powers as r
porter. Attorneys piosont woio : Hurt
Mapes. M. C. Ilazcn , Jack Kounlg-
sti'ln. .M. 1) ) . Tyler. II. F. Barnhart , .1
C. Engloumn , and E. \Voathorh >
of Noifolk ; J. F. lloyd of Nollgh. R
P. Drake of Humphrey ; Tom Allen of
Lincoln ; M. It. Foster , II. S. McDulYco ,
NV. E. Rood , W. V. Allen , NV. L. Dowl
lug , and James Nichols of Madison ,
John Ehrhardt of Slantou. The largo
part of the afternoon was used In callIng -
Ing the docket. The Jury was dis
missed until S o'clockcsloulay when
a Jurj was empanelled for the case
of Hannah Bryant vs. the Modern
NN'oodman of America which case oc
cupied the attention of the court Ihe
entire day. Mrs. Bryant brings suit
against the Modern Woodman to re
cover the Insurance on her husband's
life. The Woodmen contend that Mi-
Bryant was afflicted with tuberculosis
when lie made application for the in
Htiranco , with which disease ho died
very shottly after receiving ( ho pollrj
T. S. Allen of Lincoln and NV. E. Reed
are the attorneys for the defense and
Allen and Dowllng represent the pin-
sedition. Drs. Long and Smart of
Madison and Dr. Baker of Tlldnn
testified in behalf of the prosecution.
The case of Charles A. Randall vs.
James V. McKibbeii to recover on a
promissory note will bo taken up next
by the court. Bankers George H.
Gutru and K. H. Gorhart of Newman
Giovo are In the city witnesses In this
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY.
Omaha World-Herald : The following -
ing editorial paragraph , from the
Kearney Hub , goes straight to the
"NVIIllam Colfax of Basselt , Neb. ,
declares that 'Nebraska needs settlem
more than it needs money , ' and the
basis for this conclusion Is that ho has
more than 4,000 acres of hay land
under his control that was not cut
this year because ho could not hire
Hie labor to do it. Somebody , some
where , needed that hay , and Nebraska
needed the return from the waste pro
duction. The case of Mr. Colfax Is
one among many. Ho Is right In de
claring that Nebraska needs settlers
more than money , , for of the latter
there is plenty to handle all the crops
and promote ordinary development"
And the answer is , "Advertise Ne
We don't mean to advertise Nebras
ka , particularly , as a fertile field for
investment , though it is all of that.
But we do mean , particularly and es
pecially , advertise Nebraska .is a fer
tile field for the building of homes and
the raising of families , it is men that
| Nebraska needs : men and women and
children , more than It needs money
It needs men who are industrious and
ambitious , who are willing to work
i with their hands , and who are willing
; to accept In retain the assurance of a
competence and a secure foothold in
the healthiest and most Intelligent
state In the union. Nebraska is fairly
1 yearning for that kind of men. There
are untold millions of dollars lying
neglected in Nebraska soli that are
' clamoring for just such men to come
and dig them out and put them to
The lamentable truth Is that rmal
Nebraska , like rural Iowa and Missouri
and Indiana and other mid-western
states , is declining in population The
movement from the farms to the cities
continues , and with it the increasing
difficulty of those who live in the cities
to earn enough to support and educate
their families properly. It Is a move
ment that must lie cheeked. And the
very best way to check it is to et tun
word to the strugglcrs in the ci'ios
that freedom and health and a com
petence await them on the farms.
Light Plant for Burke.
Burke Gazette : The Gazette Is in
formed that after looking the mat
ter over carefully F. M. Truesdoll has
decided to install in Burke an electric
light plant. NVhllo Burke is somewhat
smaller thafl most towns which at
tempt to Indulge In such luxuries , it
must not be forgotten that Burke Is
about 100 percent bettor than most
towns of its size in a business way ,
and there Is no reason why an elec
tric light plant would not be a profit
able investment. Dut to make it
doubly sure Mr. Truesdoll lias , wo
understand , secured the contract to
do the water pumping for the city
with the same power used for run
ning the dynamo. The present meth
od or puiiii.lng Is a heavy expense , and
thus wo will get two benefits an im
proved lighting system and a saving
of expense to the city. An effort will
bo made to have the plant ready to
operate before the first of the year
Sweden Is probably the only country
so far where spinsters as well as bach
elors are Indirectly taxed ; that Is , If
they belong to branches of public ser
vice controlled by the municipalities
of the state. There Is in Sweden n
system of compulsory contribution in
of the public service , but It Is yet too
early to pick the probable winner
About 500 Hooslers and ex-Ilooslcrs
mostly authors and politicians , have
engaged places at the annual dinner
of the Indiana Society of Now York
to bo hold next Friday night Gox
ernor Marshall of Indiana will bo the
guest of honor , and Meredith Nlcliol
son and various other exponents of
the Hooslor school of literature will
respond to toasts.
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